Your swimming pool is finally open for the season, but if you've never owned a pool before, you may not know what to do with it. Your swimming pool is going to need a lot of care to keep it working properly and to keep it clean and clear. If you own a pool, you're going to need to care for it properly. Not caring for your pool can mean your pool isn't going to last too long. To help you care for your pool, there are some very important things you're going to need to know. Read on for information.
1. Get The Right Tools And Equipment
If your pool is new or if you're new to your home/pool, you are going to need cleaning equipment to keep your pool clean. A manual or automatic vacuum is essential, as well as a hose long enough to get across your pool, a net to catch bugs and remove leaves, and an extension pole. You're going to need a water testing kit and chemicals that are necessary to add to your pool as well. You can find all of these things at a swimming pool supply store.
2. Test Your Water Often
You'll need to test the water in your pool often, at least once or twice each week to be sure you have the right chemical levels in your water. Chemical levels that are too high can be harsh on the skin, and water that is low on chemicals can be dangerous to swim in if there are high bacteria levels. Test your water with the water testing kit and add whatever chemicals are required based on the results.
3. Clean Your Pool Floor
Cleaning your pool floor is done by vacuuming. You need to vacuum the pool floor at least once per week. The bottom of your pool will become a catchall for all types of debris including dead bugs or leaves. These things will settle to the bottom of the pool after being soaked at the top of the water for too long.
Once your pool is open for the season, you're going to need to take good care of your pool and keep it clean. You'll need the right tools and equipment in order to get the job done. This care schedule can sometimes get in the way of other day to day activities, so if you aren't able to keep up with pool care, it's best to hire a professional to help you care for your pool.