A pool is a great addition to any home, but it’s important to make sure that it is properly taken care of. One of the most important aspects of pool care is making sure that the pool is clean. Pool owners often ask themselves, “when do I need to have my pool cleaned?” In this article, we will answer that question and provide other tips for keeping your pool clean.
Signs That Your Pool Needs To Be Cleaned
green or black algae on the surface of the water, strong chemical odors, water color change, dead insects floating in the water, slippery surfaces, cloudy water, high pH levels, high chlorine levels. Once you have identified these warning signs it will be important to take action before any other problems arise.
While pools typically have a filter, chlorine, and an automatic cleaner, they also require a regular cleaning to ensure that the water is free of contaminants. Proper pool sanitizing starts with testing the pH balance of the water.
How Often Should My Pool Be Cleaned?
The frequency of your pool’s cleanings depends on several factors including: how often you use the pool; what type of chemicals are used for sanitation; whether there has been recent rain; if you live near bodies of fresh water (lakes), and where you live. Most experts recommend checking the PH level in your pool every two weeks or so. If it’s too high, add some acidity-neutralizer solution until the reading reaches 7.0. Then test again after one week. This process should continue as needed.
Cleaning techniques pool
The first step in cleaning the water of your swimming pool is to determine if there are any problems with the filter system or pump that could be causing dirty water.
owners can employ to keep their pools sparkling include:
- Using a chlorine generator that produces an effective amount of free available chlorine. Chlorine is added at regular intervals throughout the day. It will not harm fish but may kill algae.
The most common type used for this purpose is called “chlorinator” which uses sodium hypochlorite.
- Adding bromide salt to maintain pH levels between 6.5 – 8.5. Bromides are naturally occurring in water and do not affect aquatic life. They also help prevent scale build up on surfaces such as pipes or equipment.
- Filtering out debris with sand filters (also known as mechanical filtration). This method removes suspended solids, bacteria, viruses, parasites, organic matter, etc., from your tap water. A filter should be changed every 3 months. If you have hard water, it’s recommended to change them more often than once per month.
- Pumping and replacing water using a pool vacuum. The pump is connected directly into the pool’s skimmer basket where all of the dirty water goes through an air-driven centrifugal separator that separates large particles like leaves and sticks from smaller ones like dirt and hair.