As the mercury rises this month, we can’t wait to get back home and enjoy a cool water bath in the evening or even better a nice swim in the pool. Swimming has long been associated as a natural form of exercise that not only helps shed those extra calories, but also acts as a stress buster. Although the days are a bit too hot, the evenings are perfect for those few refreshing laps. But yes, your pool does require some extra maintenance during the summers. Below are a few tips to keep your pool clean and cool:
Clean Debris: Trees, bushes or other flora around your pool are always a great option. They provide shade, cool the environment and also lend vibrancy, and texture to the landscape design. Although, the lop side to this is, there’s a chance the wind will blow debris into the pool. But, let this not hinder your love for greens, all you will need is a hand or leaf skimmer to get the debris out. Repeat this on a semi-weekly basis. Doing this also helps increase the water circulation and reduce the chemical level in the water.
Regular Vacuum: Just like you need to vacuum your house, similarly it is recommended that you vacuum your pool on a weekly basis too. This helps helps clear out the otherwise hard to reach debris and decrease the amount of chemicals in the water. Make sure you overlap each part of the pool to ensure you don’t miss any spots. Vacuuming usually takes around half an hour, but the time may vary depending on the size of the pool. To make it easier you may also opt for an automated vacuum that runs on a schedule. This will help saving you the time and efforts of the manual one.
Clean your pool filters: Your pool filters play an important role on maintaining the hygiene of your pool. If not cleaned periodically, it will not be able to trap debris, thus leaving your pool murky and discolored. Although the frequency of cleaning may vary from filter to filter, the general guideline for any swimming pool filter is to take a reading when the filter is clean, then clean it when the pressure rises to about 10 psi.
Maintaining the pH level: The pH scale measures the acidity of the pool water, which generally should be anywhere between 7.2 and 7.8. Maintaining the pH levels keep the pool safe for swimmers and the water clean. Ensure that you have a testing kit handy to measure the water. If the pH levels are below or above the specified levels you will need to use chemicals to level it up. For the right application and use of these chemicals you will have to pool call a professional service to do the work for you.
Leakage Repairs: This is the most important problem you should check for in your swimming pool. Water leakage in pools generally go unnoticed as it is difficult to detect it, but this could lead to heavy expenditure on DEWA bills. If you feel see a sudden increase in your water bills or significant drop in the level of water in your pool, you need to call a specialist immediately. The cost for this may vary depending on the extent of the problem.