With summer in full swing, your pool is probably getting a bit of a workout! Although it’s great that your pool is getting regular use, it also means that you need to pay a little extra attention to maintenance to ensure crystal clear water for the perfect summer escape. As the experts when it comes to pool service, we know a thing or two about how to keep your pool looking pristine so we’re here to share some of our top maintenance tips.
1. Check your levels regularly
It’s all about getting the balance right with your pool chemicals and during period of heavy use, such as the summer months, you need to be testing on a regular basis. Aim to test your water once a week so you can be confident that your water is safe to swim in. You should take particular care to test the water after very hot days as significant amounts of chlorine can be lost to sunlight, and also after lots of people have used the pool. All you need is a simple home test to be confident the your chemical levels are optimal.
2. Keep on top of dirt and debris
Dirt and debris not only look pretty ordinary floating around in the pool, it can also lead to bigger problems with the pool water as they break down. Remember that your pool filter can only handle so much - skim your water on a regular basis to rid of larger surface debris. Also, remember to check your skimmer basket weekly.
3. Clean out the filter
During summer, your pump and filter generally runs for around six to eight hours a day to circulate and clean your water. That’s a lot of work for your filter so make sure you look after it! You generally only need to backwash your sand filter once a month but this may need to increase during the summer months. If you have a cartridge filter, hose down the cartridge to get rid of built-up dirt and debris. You could also consider having spare cartridge to rotate for cleaning.
4. Call in the professionals
If your attempts to keep your water looking good just aren’t cutting it or you’d prefer to enjoy your pool rather than spending time maintaining it, you can call on the services of a professional pool technician for servicing. With regular servicing, your pool will be looking its best throughout summer with the added bonus of having an expert checking over your systems to ensure everything is working as it should.
If you’ve been looking for a reliable pool cleaning service, Pool Assist can help. Our certified technicians conduct thorough servicing and repairs to make sure your pool is running optimally. Whether you want regular servicing or the occasional visit at the beginning of the season, we can find a schedule that works for you. We deliver quality service, equipment and advice for spa and pool owners across Perth.
For professional pool service Perth, speak to the team at Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.