Maintenance Tips for Your Swimming Pool

March 9th, 2022

As any pool owner will know, taking care of your swimming pool is a lot more work than having fun in it. If you’re not careful, you’ll spend all day playing around in your pool and end up neglecting it altogether. To help you with maintenance on your indoor or outdoor swimming pool, JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite has compiled a few tips that you should consider when cleaning your swimming pool.

Maintenance Tips for Your Swimming Pool

Clear blue swimming pool in backyard

With proper maintenance, you can have your pool looking more brilliant than ever!

If you’re unfamiliar with general pool maintenance, there are a few things to keep in mind. One of the most critical aspects of pool care is keeping the water clean and balanced. Therefore, you’ll need to test the water regularly and add chlorine or other chemicals as needed. By regularly testing the water, you can see any signs of algae forming and take the necessary action.

Your pool’s walls are also important because they’re always touching the water in the pool. If the walls are not clean, you can bet the water will not be clean, either. Your best bet for keeping the walls clean is to take a mild cleaning solution or soap and scrub them down.

Remember, it’s not just the pool that needs maintenance; the ground around the pool also plays a significant role in maintaining the cleanliness of the water. Make sure the soil around the pool is not too thick and is well-drained. If there are any plants or flowers in the garden surrounding the pool, you’ll need to ensure they’re not flowering in the pool’s water.

How to Get Crystal-Clear Water

If you want to make sure your pool’s water is always crystal-clear, you need to keep it clean. This means regularly removing any debris that might have fallen in and using a pool filter to remove any dirt or other particles. You should also shock your pool regularly to kill any bacteria or algae. With a little bit of care, your pool’s water will always be looking its best!

Unfortunately, the chlorine in your pool will dissipate over time. If you don’t replace the chlorine, the water will become cloudy, and algae will grow. Shock treatment is a way to quickly add a large amount of chlorine to the pool to kill the algae and clear the water. How often you should shock your pool depends on how much algae is in the water and the chemicals you already use, though.

Keep Your Pool Filter in Peak Condition

If you want to keep your swimming pool in top condition, it’s essential to keep the filter clean. The filter is responsible for removing debris and particulate matter from the water, so you must keep it in good condition.

The first step in cleaning a pool filter is determining what type of filter it is. There are three main types of filters-diatomaceous earth (DE), sand, and cartridge filters. DE filters require the least maintenance, while cartridge filters require the most. Regardless, a clear pool filter will allow you to enjoy a clean, crystal-clear pool all year round!

If you’re looking for high-quality pool services, contact JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite. Our professional team has years of experience and can restore or remodel your swimming pool into something beautiful. To see how we can help you, call us or visit our Houston location today!

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