How to clean a swimming pool, tips from Best Pro Pool Services
Swimming pool contractors from Best Pro Pool Service understand that owning a pool or spa can be confusing when it comes to upkeep and maintenance, especially if you’re a first time pool owner. Hiring a service contractor and having him provide service and maintenance will keep your pool in great working order and will keep the chemicals balanced and the water free of bacteria. Some pool owners find that it is less expensive to work with a pool service provider than it is to undertake the cleaning and maintenance themselves.
How to clean a swimming pool
Here are tips for spa and swimming pool maintenance and upkeep:
Invest in a pool cover. A a cover helps reduce overall maintenance costs, saves on chemical use and heating costs. A cover reduces evaporation and also acts as an additional safety barrier to keep children and pets from falling into the water.
Either you or your contractor should use a waterproof marker to write the operating pressure on your swimming pool filter and it should be noted after the installation of a new filter or after having cleaned the old one.
Brush the pool walls and floors before you vacuum.
Test the water chemical levels and if you’re caring for the pool on your own, make certain you understand the readings and what needs to be added to bring the chemicals back in line.
The correct way to vacuum your swimming pool between pool service visits is to work slowly around the pool or spa. Work down the walls and along the floor. Take your time because if you move quickly you will simply stir up the dirt, making it harder to remove.
Talk to your contractor about installing your skimmer on the downwind side of your swimming pool; this location means the wind will help push debris toward the opening and cut down on cleaning time.
When you’re adding chemicals, add them a little at a time – this is especially true when it comes to balancing the chemicals in a spa. Also add pool chemicals at night and plan to run the pump overnight. Adding chemicals during the day could lead to the heat of the sun burning off the chemicals and when chemicals have been added you can’t use the pool so do it at night.
Remember, you can give us a call and request an estimate for a pool cleaning contract or even a one-time cleaning before or after a pool party.