Having a swimming pool in the backyard is a lot of fun but it is also a lot of work. The key to being able to enjoy a swimming pool is keeping it clean and ready to use. There are different ways to do this depending on if it is a saltwater pool or a freshwater pool. Most swimming pool contractors will give people instructions on how to care for their pool after they have completed the installation. People who move into a home with a pool already installed will have to research how to care for the pool if they do not already know. Below are a few tips on how to properly maintain a swimming pool.
Swimming Pool Service and Inspection
A licensed swimming pool contractor should inspect the pool at the beginning of each season. This will include checking all of the pumps, vacuums, filters and more. They can also check the lining of the pool and ensure it is still intact and not in need of repair.
Pool Cleaning & Maintenance Service
The swimming pool should be cleaned on a regular basis. This will include skimming the pool to keep leaves and bugs out, vacuuming it, as well as treating it with chemicals. An automatic pool cleaner can help take care of this if there is no one around to do the job on a regular basis. Some people prefer to hire a pool cleaning service to take care of the regular cleaning that needs to be done. A swimming pool should also be serviced twice a year. This will need to be done by someone who is professional and familiar with the type of pool you have.
Treating the Swimming Pool
Chemicals are something required to keep the water in the swimming pool clean and balanced. They are mostly used to keep the pool properly balanced and with a normal pH level. Each pool owner should test the water daily and ensure there is enough chlorine, Cyanuric Acid (Stabilizer), Calcium Hardness, and the Total Alkalinity is at proper levels. If any of these levels are off, chemicals should be put into the pool to treat it and balance the levels out.
Swimming pool maintenance companies are familiar with all of the services needed to maintain a residential swimming pool. Some companies do both installation and maintenance to stay busy at all times. BENchmark Pool Services can answer any questions someone has about taking care of their pool and what may be needed to treat the water properly.