Some of us are lucky enough to have a pool. If you are even luckier, you get to enjoy that pool year round. But then, pool maintenance never takes a break.
"Maintaining pool chemistry and cleanliness are the most important aspects of pool maintenance," says John Puder of WaterWarehouse.com, an online source for pool supplies. "Taking routine steps is the best way to preserve your pool and ensure your enjoyment."
Follow these pool maintenance tips to ensure that your pool is pristine:
* Test Pool Water for Sanitizer Level
Make certain alkalinity and pH are in balance. Unbalanced pools can affect water clarity, damage pool equipment, cause erosion and even alter water chemistry.
* Add Chlorine or Bromine
Sanitizing your pool is like sterilizing your pool. This kills bacteria, algae and any other living forms in the water. Almost all swimming pools in the United States are disinfected by chlorine or bromine in one form or another.
* Adjust pH and Alkalinity levels
Balancers can help maintain the proper pH and alkalinity levels necessary in a pool. This will get rid of cloudy or irritating water and save expensive equipment.
* Check Skimmer Basket
Clear debris from skimmer basket to help keep pool water circulating and fresh.
* Shock Pool Water
Weekly shock treatments are necessary to destroy combined chlorine compounds. Shocks sanitize pool water and quickly raise the chlorine level.
* Add Algaecide
Add a weekly dosage of algaecide to prevent and control algae. Good algaecide should kill algae without damaging or staining your pool.
* Add Metal Out
Even the best-maintained pools have tiny suspended particles that can escape the filtration system. Add a weekly dosage of Metal Out to eliminate metal particles.
* Add Clarifier
Add a weekly dosage of clarifier to prevent cloudy water. Clarifiers are used to remove particles from the pool that are too small to be caught in the filter system. Clarifying agents will cause these particles to cling to each other making them larger, so they can be removed from your water through vacuuming or filtration.
* Vacuum pool
* Leaf skim
* Brush walls
* Check filter/backwash
Maintaining your pool can be a breeze by following these simple steps. Quality pool supplies are available online so you don't have to run to the store, making pool maintenance easy and convenient. Visit Water Warehouse at www.WaterWarehouse.com, a one-stop shop for pool maintenance. Delivery of products from Water Warehouse takes 1 to 2 days.
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