A swimming pool is a major addition to your home and a large investment. Like any big investment, you will want to take care of it in the best way possible to ensure it lasts. Regular pool maintenance is the best way to protect your investment and guarantee that you and your family will be able to enjoy your swimming pool for many years to come. Let’s take a look at the types of maintenance tasks you should be performing and at what intervals.
Pool maintenance may seem like an intimidating task when you read a list of all the various things you should be doing to keep your pool in the best shape and condition possible. In reality, it’s easier than you think to keep your swimming pool clean and well-functioning. Not every task needs to be completed at the same interval—you don’t need a professional service every week or month but you can’t leave too long between skimming the surface. The maintenance schedule will naturally change with usage and the seasons, but this guide acts as a broad overview that can be used by most pool owners; it’s still best to discuss your specific requirements with your pool provider.
Debris finds its way into every swimming pool. Foliage in your garden and general debris carried on the wind easily find their way into your pool, making for an unpleasant swimming experience. Keeping your pool skimmer in an easy-to-access location makes it easy to skim the pool regularly in a few minutes when you are in your backyard.
Even if you are diligent in keeping your pool free from debris, there will still be some build-up of micro-particles and other small contaminants. Each week you should give you pool a thorough clean, paying careful attention to the walls and floor below the waterline. This is also a good time to test the chemical balance with home testing kits and top-up any chemicals accordingly.
While you can test many of the functions of your pool yourself, some of the chemical balancing elements are incredibly difficult to test yourself and are better tested by your pool provider. Every month or two take a sample of your pool water to your pool provider to have it tested for a detailed chemical balance. This helps you both adjust the balance and identify any problems with the filtration system early.
Regular maintenance throughout the year will take care of the vast majority of your pool care and maintenance needs, and most jobs can be done yourself. It is still a good idea, however, to have a yearly service check-up by the professional pool specialists to inspect the pool for any hidden problems that can be easily dealt with before they develop into something more serious. Your pool specialist will also take this opportunity to check and service any heating or filtration systems to make sure they are still in good working order.
At Narellan Pools, we are committed to quality in both the workmanship of our fibreglass swimming pool shells and the client service and care we offer to our clients throughout the installation process and beyond. The team at Narellan Pools are always ready and waiting to answer any questions you may have about how to take care of your swimming pool. We also work hard to curate a selection of the latest and best pool care accessories to ensure that your swimming pool will be in top condition for many years to come.
Get in touch with the team at Narellan Pools to find out how we can help you take care of your new in-ground swimming pool.