Real Estate Tips: Pool Maintenance

Small boy wearing a floaty and goggles stares at an empty swimming pool.

Having a swimming pool at home is definitely a great amenity. Whenever summertime comes around, you can just go for a dip in the pool. You can invite your friends over and have a pool party and be the talk of the town. However, keeping your swimming pool sparkly clean is a different matter. It may not be as troublesome as you might think. Keep in mind that every swimming pool is different, therefore, they have different needs as well. But they also have their fair share of commonalities as well. If you are aiming for your pool to be in pristine condition, then regular, routine care is of utmost importance.


Skim Debris

Skimming your pools surface every now and then is definitely one of the fastest and easiest ways in keeping your pool neat and tidy. Whenever you see a debris on the surface of your pool, be sure to skim it out, because eventually, it will sink to the bottom of the pool which will be harder to remove.


Vacuum, Brush the Walls and Tiles

One of the responsibilities you have to undertake every week is to vacuum your pool to keep the water clean. If you do this, you can reduce the amount of chemicals you need to add to it. If you have a manual design in your possession, that is fine and it will do the job. Work it back and forth as you would when you are vacuuming your carpet. Brushing the walls and tiles also help in minimizing the algae buildup and calcium deposits.


Pool Filter Inspection

Never neglect to check your pool filters every now and then. While there are different kinds of pool filters, the fact remains that they have to be cleaned periodically. However, keep in mind that having a clean filter is actually less efficient than the ones that already have a little bit of dirt on them because the dirt is helping out in trapping other particles which removes debris from the water. But do not let the filters get too dirty. One tip to know whether it’s time to change filters is to check if there is an increase in flow between the pressure gauge and flow meter. If the difference reached 10 to 15 lbs., then that is a sign that you need to clean them.


Chlorinate Your Pool

Have you ever stepped into someone else’s pool and smell that potent odour of chlorine? You do not want this to happen to your own pool. To counter this strong odour, you may want to dump a large amount of chlorine to your pool. Though it may sound unreasonable, this actually works.


Leave a Reply