Tips to Keep Your Pool Sparkling – Having a pool is a real commitment, and between fun splashing, swimming and water games, you have to keep it clean and sparkling, if you want to have an impeccable pool, later. Luckily, we can help you with 5 essential tips for maintaining your pool clear and sparkling.
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1. Keep Your Pool Covered Whenever You’re not Using It
It’s a hassle to have to take out the tarp and cover your pool, but it’s the only way to ensure that there are no impurities and garbage making their way into the water.
Dirt, leaves, bird poo and other unwanted elements can fall into the water and then it gets nasty and you have to change it. Avoid that by keeping it covered.
2. Identify the Cracks and Seal Them
With time, there will be cracks in and between the tiles and that’s not just bad-looking, but it also provides the ideal place for dirt and gunk to build up. That is unhygienic to say the least, so whenever you spot cracks, make sure to cover them up.
3. Maintain the Right Chemical Balance
Not all water is safe for swimming, so you have to be careful about keeping the water pH at the appropriate level. You can easily check the level with a strip kit and it should indicate a pH level of between 7.2 and 7.8.
4. Maintain the Water Level
Evaporation causes the water level in your pool to lower, so you’re going to have to replace the lost water somehow. Pumps can check the level and indicate how much you need to replenish. The level can be topped up with water from a tank.
5. Clean Your Pool Thoroughly and Regularly
It’s not the best job in the world – after all, that’s why rich people have pool boys – but maintaining your pool clean is easy. You just have to make a point about keeping up with maintenance with your hand-skimmer. Do it regularly or whenever you notice things that shouldn’t be in the water:
random trash, etc.