There’s nothing quite like the summer months when it comes to getting enjoyment out of your pool and outdoor entertaining is made easy when visitors know they can cool off! However, the heavier use also means that you need to keep on top of maintenance. As professional pool cleaners, we’re here to give you our top tips for keeping your pool looking its best over the warmer months.
Remember to manually clean
Don’t just leave all the hard work to your pump and filter – you also need to get out there for a bit of hands-on maintenance! Regularly scoop the surface of the pool to get rid of leaves and other debris and scrub the sides of the pool with a stiff bristle brush to dislodge particles.
Test your water regularly
In the warmer weather, you should be testing your water weekly either by taking the water into your pool shop or using an at-home test kit. Your pool water pH should sit between 7.2 and 7.6 for perfect swimming conditions.
Keep the water topped up
It’s so easy to overlook the water level of your pool but it can drop very quickly in the hot weather. Make sure your water stays topped up – you want it to reach halfway up the skimmer basket. If you let the water level drop too low, it can cause significant damage to your pool equipment.
Clean your filter and skimmer basket
With the heavy use that your pool gets during summer, your skimmer basket will fill up very quickly so keep an eye on it and empty regularly. You also need to backwash your sand filter or clean your cartridge filter with a hose regularly to make sure your filtration system is operating optimally.
Watch for algae
Unfortunately, the summer months offer perfect conditions for algae blooms thanks to the warmer temperatures and increased pool use. To avoid algae ruining your swimming season, keep an eye on the water and treat any algae blooms as quickly as possible. Head to your pool shop for advice on the best products to use.
Get regular servicing
Even if you don’t get regular servicing during the winter months, summer is the perfect time to get a professional pool service. Your technician will be able to check all your equipment to ensure it runs efficiently during the season and can also answer any questions you might have about keeping your pool up to standard.
Here at Pool Assist, we offer home pool maintenance WA so you can enjoy the water without the hassle. Whether you need us for regular servicing or only on an occasional basis, our experienced technicians can help. We provide servicing and repairs to keep your pool looking pristine throughout the summer months. Let us do the hard work while you enjoy the water!