Caring for and maintaining your pool on your own can seem like a full-time job. This is why so many people choose to leave the pool cleaning and maintenance up to professional pool companies. When you are in between those pool maintenance appointments and have a dirty pool, you need to know what you can do to get your pool by until the pros make it out. Metropolitan Pools is here to talk about what you can do to keep your pool clean in between your pool maintenance appointments.
How Do You Check & Clean a Pool Filter?
Keeping your pool filter clean is one of the main things that you should be thinking about when you own a pool. Without a clean filter, you can run into problems with your pool. Most pools need to have the filter cleaned twice a month throughout the pool season. They can be somewhat tricky to take out and put back together after they have been cleaned, so if you don’t feel comfortable doing this on your own, you may want to have your pool maintenance company come more often to do it for you.
Clean Skimmer Pool Basket
Your skimmer basket also works to keep large debris out of the water in your pool. This needs to be kept clean so that water can freely flow through it. If there isn’t enough water flow, your entire system can be compromised by it. Without cleaning the skimmer basket, you will find that your water starts to look murky and gross.
Watch Water Level in Pool
You need to keep track of the water level in your pool. This is especially true after a rainstorm that could put more water in it than you need. With more water, you run into problems with your skimmer and lead to a dirty pool. If you have too little water in your pool, the pool pump will be overworked and could possible burnout. The water level is important and needs to be watched always.
Shock Pool with High Dose Chlorine as Needed
There will be times after your pool have seen heavy use or you have had a large rainstorm, that the pool will benefit from a shock. For instance, if you had a pool party with 15+ kids in the pool for hours, you probably need to shock the pool because chances are, they didn’t take as many potty breaks as they should have. If you don’t know how to shock the pool on your own, it’s time to call in the pros to pay an extra visit.
Clean Feet Before Swimming in Pool
Make it a hard and fast rule that whenever anyone is getting in the pool, they are cleaning their feet first. This will save you from extensive cleaning once your pool party is over. All the dirt and debris found on their feet will be washed off before it gets in your water.