Unfortunately, your pool won’t clean itself and pool owners know all too well the importance of keeping on top of maintenance. It can be very frustrating when you think you’re doing all the right things but your pool just doesn’t look as good as it should. So, what’s the problem? When it comes to pool cleaning and maintenance, we’ve seen it all and there are some pretty common mistakes that we see people make when it comes to their pools. Let’s take a look!
Not keeping on top of scooping and brushing
Although you can probably think of plenty of other things you’d rather be doing, keeping on top of basic maintenance is essential for keeping your pool water clean and healthy. Remember to scoop surface debris from your pool on a regular basis and brush down the sides and steps with a stiff bristled brush. Remember to clean out the skimmer basket too!
Not running your pool pump for long enough
Remember that you need to run your pump for long enough so it turns over all of the water in the pool. You need to make sure you run your pool pump for at least eight hours per day – most people run it overnight. If you don’t run your pump for long enough, it can lead to chemical imbalance and unappealing looking water.
Not maintaining throughout the year
During the winter months, it can be tempting to just ignore your pool and wait for the warmer weather. However, it’s much easier to maintain your pool if you keep on top of it throughout the year. Continue to run the pump and carry out routine maintenance even in the colder weather.
Not testing the water regularly
Keeping the pH of your water between 7.2 and 7.6 is essential to ensure that your water is clean and healthy. If the pH levels are out, this can lead to bacteria growth and rashes and irritation for swimmers. In the warmer months, aim to test your water at least weekly.
Not getting professional servicing and repairs
If you’re having difficulties keeping on top of maintenance or your equipment is having issues, don’t ignore it. Instead, simply call in your local pool technician to take care of things for you. Whether you need repairs or servicing, remember that your pool technician can ensure your pool is up to standard.
If you’re looking for high quality pool cleaners Perth, look no further than the team at Pool Assist. Our qualified technicians offer expert cleaning, maintenance and repairs to ensure your pool looks its best throughout the year. We have experience with domestic and commercial pools and our mobile servicing offer the ultimate in convenience. Whether you want a once-off clean or a regular servicing schedule, our team will be happy to help.
For professional swimming pool cleaners, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.