1. Check the pH
A pool’s pH should be kept between 7.2 and 7.8, as it’ll force you to use less chlorine after a while. The reason Is chlorine isn’t so active when pH is too high, so if it rises you need to add more to balance the scale. In order to keep your pool amazing, we suggest you do this on a weekly basis, or at the very least three times a month.
2. Get rid of debris and clean out baskets
This may seem obvious, but a lot of people ignore debris in the pool’s surface whenever they see it and, soon enough, the floating debris sinks and becomes much, much harder to remove. That being said, at least every two to three days use a leaf skimmer to remove every piece of debris you can find floating in your pool. Moreover, you should also do clean out the strainer baskets every once in a while, as it’ll help reduce chlorine demands and improve your pool’s overall health.
3. Vacuum the pool
The last piece of hard work you’ll need to do to keep your pool looking amazing, is to vacuum it on a weekly basis, so you won’t need to add as much chemicals, nor will you need to worry that much about last minute arrangements. Brushing the walls may help too, but we also want to add you can’t forget check the filters every time you vacuum, cleaning if necessary.
4. Keep your chemicals away from sunlight
When storing the chemicals, always make sure you keep them away from sunlight and in a dry place, as this will maintain their quality for longer. As a side note, you may also want to try using baking soda to control the alkalinity of the pool, as this is a cheaper alternative to pool chemicals. We don’t advise you to do it too often, however.
5. Maintain the water level
Every time it rains, and every time you have a pool party, the water level should fluctuate a little. Keeping it will help prevent pump damage, and doing so is extremely easy. If the level is too low, you can use a hose to fill up the pool, and if it’s too high you can just get a submergible pump to get rid of the excess. Try to check the levels every week, or at least twice a month, just to make sure your pump doesn’t get hurt.