Gathering the right pool supplies and doing your spring pool maintenance should not be difficult and time consuming. You’ll probably plan to schedule maintenance at least once a week when summer is in full swing, and it can even be a fun and exciting activity with family members, especially older children. However, when you inventory your poosl supplies and perform your pool maintenance and cleaning, one thing is for certain – everything will be easier with a checklist.
There are a lot of things for you to remember to inspect when maintaining your swimming pool. You have to check the pool equipment and make sure it is all in proper condition. You also have to look at the pump and sand filter regularly to ensure they are operating optimally. If you fail to check them even once, you might end up paying a huge amount of money for repair or replacement.
Add to this the need to have the proper pool supplies and chemicals in the pool water at appropriate levels. For some, this can be difficult and confusing even if they have already done this a couple of times. For others, however, it’s not only the difficulty and complexity of the maintenance itself, but finding time to do the maintenance that bothers them. Some people just don’t have an hour every week to check and maintain their swimming pool, more so after severe weather conditions when another part of their house is damaged.
Basic checklist for pool supplies and maintenance:
Check the pool’s water level at least once a week – Your water level needs to reach at least half of the mouth of the skimmer. Check if your pool water is in the right level at least once a week. However, if you have an automatic filler that fills the pool to the right level when triggered by a dropping water level, you don’t need to worry about this.
Maintain all aspects of your swimming pool and not only the pool itself – Aside from the actual pool, you also need to maintain your pool pump and filter. Find out what type of filter you use and read up on the appropriate times of the year to backwash and clean the filter. You need to be able to completely understand how every piece of equipment runs and how they should be cleaned and maintained.
To ensure you do the right maintenance and cleaning for your pool equipment, have a professional to help you out. You can take a photo of the equipment and show it to your local pool technicians at Elko Spas Billiards and Pools. Alternatively, you can call in the professionals at Elko Spas Billiards and Pools to come to your home and show you how to do the required maintenance.
Run your pool pump on a regular basis – You can opt to run the pool pump for eight hours a day for a 15,000-20,000-gallon sized pool. Alternatively, you can run the pump for one hour for every 10 degrees or 10 hours when the temperature reaches 100 degrees. This, however, still depends on the size of the pool.
For maximum clarity, make sure all your pool water will be turned over every 24 hours. To save time and money, run the pump during non-peak hours.
Spend 30 minutes every week on basic cleaning – This includes emptying the skimmer basket, manually removing leaves and debris on the surface of the pool. Brush down the pool and the tiles when needed. If you don’t have an automatic vacuum, do a manual vacuum to ensure debris and dirt won’t accumulate in your swimming pool.
Get your pool supplies and chemicals at the right level – Your swimming pool uses different chemicals to ensure that it’s clean and sanitized as well as to prevent algae and bacterial build up. Failure to maintain pool chemicals at the right levels as part of your spring pool maintenance will negatively affect the skin and eyes of the people who use the pool. It may also result in damaging your other pool equipment. Keep an inventory of pool supplies and chemicals on hand for when they need to be adjusted.
If you’re still having problems in committing to a regular maintenance, consider hiring a pool professional to help you with the maintenance and upkeep. At the same time, there will always be someone to help you whenever you experience any problems.
Call or stop by Elko Spas Billiards and Pools now for more information on spring pool supplies and maintenance. Bring a water sample by for professional analysis and we will recommend the right pool supplies for proper maintenance of your Myrtle Beach swimming pool.
Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588