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Cleaning and Caring for Outdoor Pool: Sparkling Waters for Summer

Updated: May 7



Outdoor Pool

Introduction:

Many of us look forward to cooling off in a spotless, well-maintained outdoor pool as summer approaches and the temperatures rise. But without the proper skills and equipment, keeping that sparkling water can be a bit of a challenge. These are some pointers to help you maintain the best possible condition for your outdoor pool over the summer.


  1. Regular Skimming and Scrubbing: Frequent maintenance is the first step toward a clean pool. Every day, skim the water's surface to get rid of detritus like leaves and insects. To avoid algae growth and maintain clear water, scrub the pool's walls and floor with a pool brush.


  1. Monitor and Maintain Water Chemistry: Check your pool's water's pH, chlorine, and alkalinity levels frequently with a testing kit. Unbalanced water chemistry can cause skin irritation, algae growth, and murky water. As necessary, adjust the chemical levels to maintain swimming-safe and enjoyable water.


  1. Shock Treatment: Your pool may require a shock treatment from time to time to eliminate bacteria, algae, and other impurities that regular chlorine treatments may not entirely address. Follow the directions on your shock treatment product carefully, and give the water time to clear before swimming again.


  1. Clean the Pool Filter: Maintaining clear and clean pool water requires a well-maintained filter. To keep proper filtration and eliminate trapped debris, clean, replace, or backwash your filter on a regular basis, depending on the kind you have.


  1. Keep the Pool Surroundings Clean: Remember to keep the area surrounding your pool clean as well. To stop debris from getting into the water and creating more maintenance problems, sweep or hose out the patio furniture, pool toys, and pool deck.


  1. Cover When Not in Use: When not in use cover the pool to protect dirt, leaves, and other debris from entering the water. This prolongs the life of the water's cleanliness and saves you money and effort on maintenance by reducing evaporation and chemical loss.


  1. Professional Maintenance: For routine checks, deep cleanings, and equipment upkeep, think about using a professional pool care service. Throughout the summer, they can keep your pool looking its best because they have the knowledge and equipment needed.


By following these tips and staying proactive with your pool maintenance, you can enjoy sparkling, inviting waters all summer long. You, your family, and your guests can swim safely and enjoyably in a well-maintained pool in addition to its stunning appearance. Cheers to a summer filled with refreshing dips in your sparkling pool!


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