Installing a swimming pool is a lifelong dream for most homeowners. It gives you a chance to host weekend parties, engage in a fitness routine, and lounge on the poolside on hot afternoons. However, most property owners often forget about the most critical part of owning a pool, which is maintenance. Without adequate care, your swimming pool might succumb to broken filters and algae build up. On the other hand, it is easy to fall victim to an unnecessary pool maintenance routine, which can cost you hundreds of dollars. However, you can still keep your swimming pool clean and in optimal condition on the cheap. Here are inexpensive swimming pool maintenance tips.
Use a Pool Cover
You never know the value of the tarp covering your neighbour's pool until the filtration system in your swimming pool gives way. Picture your pool's filtration system as a pair of kidneys. The presence of debris, leaves, branches, and dust in water makes a filtration system to work harder, leading to premature wear and tear. Thus, pool covers do an excellent job of keeping debris out of the water, which enhances the functionality and service life of filters. Therefore, cover your swimming pool whenever it is not in use. It will save you hundreds of dollars in filter maintenance.
Maintain Consistent Chemical Levels
A swimming pool needs several chemicals to keep bacteria and fungi away. For instance, cyanuric acid protects chlorine from sunlight, which in turn kills germs. The chemicals must be maintained at consistent levels because imbalances lead to murky waters, skin and eye irritation, and bacteria growth. Therefore, you need to buy testing kits to ensure consistency in pool chemicals. It saves money since you do not need to hire pool maintenance services every other week.
Absorb Oils with Tennis Ball
After a long afternoon of fun with friends and family in a pool, the chances are high that you will leave oils from lotions and hair products in the water. The sleek, slimy sheen prompts most people to run their pool's filtration system at full throttle. While the strategy gets oils out of the water, you risk high electricity costs, which can be avoided. A cheaper and more practical alternative is to use tennis balls. Drop a couple of tennis balls in the water and watch as their fibres absorb the oils. However, the trick is only practical if you have a small or averagely-sized pool.Share
2 December 2020
Hello! My name is Peter but my friends call me 'Swimming Pool Pete'. This is because of my new obsession - my swimming pool. I had a new swimming pool installed in my backyard last summer. My family and I had a fantastic time swimming around in the pool all summer long. When the weather became cold and the leaves began to fall, I covered the pool and went inside. However, on the first day of spring, I was devastated to discover that the water in my pool had turned green. I called a pool guy who came over and he explained I needed to add chemicals to the pool to maintain the water quality over the winter months. I asked this man a million questions and I have taught myself everything there is to know about pool care.