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Critical Pool Maintenance Tips

Keeping pool water sparkling clean is an aesthetic issue, but more importantly, it is critical to ensuring the water is safe for swimming and protecting your pool equipment. Here are a few vital tips you can follow to keep your pool water is safe and clean all the time.

Treating the water. 

Pool water can harbour harmful bacteria, fungi, amoebae and algae that may pose serious health risks if the water is left untreated. Adding sanitising chemicals such as chlorine to your pool water will help kill disease-causing microorganisms that may be lurking in your pool. This way, you can be sure that your pool water will be safe for swimmers.

Maintaining the right water pH.

For your sanitising chemicals to work effectively, you will need to maintain proper water balance. If the pH of your pool water is lower than it should be, the water will be more acidic and it will lead to faster break down of the sanitiser. This, in turn, reduces the ability of your sanitiser to do its job effectively. On the other hand, if your water has high pH, the water will be more alkaline and will also be less effective at killing the waterborne bacteria and germs in your pool. 

Maintaining the correct water pH is not only crucial to ensuring your sanitising chemicals work effectively, but also to protect your pool equipment. Low water pH can accelerate rusting of your pool equipment while high water pH can cause scale buildup on the pool equipment.

Keeping the filtration system in good working shape.

Pool equipment comprises a filter whose job is to catch the debris in pool water. Over time, the filter becomes clogged with leaves, twigs, grime and other types of dirt. If the buildup is not removed from the filter, dirt may remain in the pool water, rendering it unfit for swimming.

For this reason, it is important that you have your pool filter cleaned as required by a pool service professional. This will ensure the water in your pool keeps circulating properly, which is critical to keeping the water safe and clean for swimming. Damaged pool filters must be replaced with compatible parts.

The best way to take care of your pool is to ask a pool service professional to maintain your pool. They will know exactly what needs to be done to ensure you get the most out of your pool.