Nothing beats taking a relaxing dip in the pool after a long day, but nobody wants to get into a pool that’s full of cloudy, discolored water. Unfortunately, many property owners with pools have a difficult time keeping their water clean, and that can lead to all sorts of problems. The good news is that there are lots of ways to improve water quality and keep your pool water clear through preventative swimming pool maintenance.
Maintenance tips for swimming pools
Keeping pool water clean might seem like a daunting and time-consuming task, but there are actually some relatively simple methods pool owners can use to optimize the quality of their water. Here are some of the best tips for swimming pool maintenance to keep your pool water clear:
- Remove large debris: One of the most important things for pool owners to do to maintain the clarity of their water is to remove large debris from the surface of the pool. Use a skimmer or pool vacuum to remove leaves, bugs and any other debris. This will vastly improve the appearance of your pool water and prevent contaminants and bacteria from multiplying.
- Balance pH: Imbalances in pH levels contribute to so many problems with pool water, including algae development. To keep your pool water clear and free of contaminants, it’s important to prioritize pH balance. Use a pH test kit to assess your water’s current pH balance, and use chemicals to adjust it as needed. In general, it’s recommended for pool water pH levels to be kept between 7.2 and 7.6. If your pool water is outside this range, use treatments to restore the proper pH balance.
- Monitor chlorine: In addition to checking pH levels, it’s also important to be aware of chlorine levels in a swimming pool. Test the water regularly to check the levels of chlorine in the pool, and use chemical treatments to adjust the water when it’s necessary. Make sure to follow directions on pool chemicals to avoid causing any further imbalance in your water quality.
- Get your filtration system up and running: If your pool water is dirty or contaminated, a malfunctioning filtration system might be to blame. Take the time to get your filtration system up and running by checking the connections, changing the filter and testing out the operation while monitoring it for any issues. If your filtration system is particularly old or runs into frequent problems, it might be time to invest in a new system that can more consistently and reliably keep your pool water clean.
Get more information about swimming pool design, construction and care
If you have any questions about swimming pool maintenance, or you’re interested in sophisticated filtration systems to improve the quality and clarity of your pool water, reach out to the team at Avanti Pools, Inc. We have been providing quality pool construction and design services since 1999, and we have developed a reputation for the quality of our services and the satisfaction of our customers. Call us today to find out more about everything our experienced team has to offer.