Maintenance Procedures on Swimming Pools
Owning a swimming pool is not just providing a wet place to have fun in the sun; in fact, it requires a big pool of responsibility to be able to maintain the life of the pool’s internal and external parts, as well as the quality of water that is balanced and safe for swimming. The basic care tips of swimming pool maintenance begins first with the checking of the pool’s water quality and treatment of it follows afterwards, if there’s need of it, because water plays as much an important role for the pool to be of used, such that the pool water must always be balanced for safety purposes, registering 100 parts per million (ppm), which is the standard alkaline reading or a pH value of a range of 7.4 to 7.6 level, any of these should make the water safe for use, otherwise, treatment of the water must take place in order to prevent the following effects of an imbalanced water in the pool, which are – the unsanitary presence of germs and bacteria due to insufficient chlorine presence; skin and eye irritations; corrosion of swimming pool installations, like liners, handrails, ladders, pump; and if the water appears cloudy, that would indicate that there is too high calcium content in the water; however, if the calcium is also too low, most of the pool’s plaster finish may soon be eroded.
Another aspect in swimming pool maintenance is the procedures to do when opening the pool for use during spring season and, therefore, these are the three considerations: clean and remove any plant debris that may land on the pool deck, patio, or right on the pool water; check on pool supplies – cleaning solutions, chlorine disinfectants including their expiry dates; removing the pool cover but first suctioning off the water that has remained on top of the cover so it will not mix with the pool water and clean thoroughly the cover.
Swimming pool water level is equally important as another maintenance check, since too low a level may cause the burning up of the pool’s filter pump motor as air can be sucked in; furthermore, the right water level helps in levelling off with the swimming pool skimmers to effectively catch all floating debris. You actually have a choice of either hiring a professional pool cleaner to automatically clean the pool ground or do the manual task of vacuuming the pool on your own, by simply following the right procedures and doing so can be like vacuuming your own rug, just be sure that you do this cleaning task above ground, as well as in-ground of the pool and if the in-ground is unusually dirty, it’s high time to empty the pump strainer so it will be kept clean for the next round of pool use.