The importance of swimming pool maintenance

Extend the life of your pool

Swimming pools are a great addition to any home and garden, but they do require regular maintenance to ensure they are safe and clean for swimmers.

Proper maintenance will extend the life of your pool and its equipment.

Here are some tips for maintaining your swimming pool:

1. Clean the pool regularly.

An important part of pool maintenance and safe swimming is keeping the water clean.

This includes running the filtration daily for an adequate amount of time, regularly skimming the surface of the water as well as vacuuming the bottom of the pool to remove dirt, debris, and insects.

It’s also important to regularly check and clean the pool’s strainer baskets and filters to ensure they are clean and working properly.

An automated pool cleaner can be used to assist with keeping the pool clean and reduce maintenance time.

2. Test the water.

One of the most important aspects of pool maintenance is regular testing of the water. This includes testing the pool pH, (the balance between acids and alkalis in the water) and the sanitizer levels, such as Chlorine or Bromine.

It is also very important to monitor and adjust the alkalinity, hardness, and total dissolved solids within the pool.

Properly balancing the water will help keep it safe for swimmers and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and algae and will extend the life of the pool and its associated equipment.

Spruce Pools have a fully automated pool water testing facility at our offices which clients can benefit from by bringing us in a fresh sample of pool water or our engineers all use electronic photometer testing equipment on site for all our service contract customers.

3. Maintain the pool’s equipment.

Regularly maintaining the pool’s equipment is also essential.

An outdoor pool that is not used over the winter period will require the equipment to be properly drained and protected from freezing at the end of the swimming season, and then recommissioning again in the spring.

Proper maintenance and recommissioning include checking the pump and filter as well as the associated pipes and fittings for any issues.

It’s also important to check and service the pool’s heating equipment.

Additionally, checking the pool’s plumbing for leaks and making sure the pool’s cover is serviced regularly and in good condition will help ensure the longevity of the pool and its equipment.

4. Keep the pool area clean

Keeping the pool area and the deck and surrounding area clean and tidy also helps, removing debris, leaves and overhanging branches all helps to keep the pool clean and reduce the usage of sanitizers and chemicals.

5. Hire a professional

A professional, like Spruce Pools, can help identify and fix all issues with the pool’s equipment and water balance, as well as provide regular cleaning and water testing.

Additionally, they can help with more complex repairs and upgrades, such as pool re lining or installing new equipment.

In conclusion

In conclusion, maintaining a swimming pool is important to ensure it is safe and clean for swimmers. Regular cleaning, testing the water, maintaining the pool’s equipment, keeping the pool area clean, and hiring a professional for regular maintenance and repairs will help ensure the longevity of your pool.

With regular maintenance, you can enjoy your pool for many years to come.

Talk to us about maintenance and servicing of your pool and we can provide an individually tailored service to help maintain your pool.