A dirty swimming pool is not only unappealing; it can also foster mold, algae, and other microorganisms that pose a health risk and reduce the longevity of the components in your pool. Cleaning your pool is an important maintenance task that will keep the water clear and your pool in excellent shape. Because your pool is made up of many parts, you will need to perform different cleaning tasks at varying intervals. If you don’t want to handle cleaning your pool yourself, contact your Tucson pool service to schedule regular maintenance.
Aim to clean your pool skimmer and pump basket every other day, but keep in mind that you may need to empty it every day if there have been stormy or windy conditions. Additionally, remove any surface dirt and debris with a skimmer net every one to two days; this will prevent debris from sinking to the bottom of the pool, where it is harder to remove. To address dirt and debris on the bottom of the pool, vacuum the basin two to three times each week. Consider using a brush to loosen and dirt on the sides of your pool first, which will protect the finish.
In addition to daily cleaning, there are a few weekly and biweekly tasks that will protect and maintain your pool. Test your pool’s water pH at least once a week (or more often if your pool service recommends) and adjust the chemistry and chlorine or salt content as needed. Also check the water level and add water if there is not sufficient volume for your pool’s pump to operate properly. You may also need to shock your pool’s water every one to two weeks to ensure the water is clean and safe for swimming.
Blue Knight Pool Services of Tucson offers comprehensive pool maintenance and water chemistry balancing so you can enjoy a sparkling, healthy pool. Visit us on the Web or call us today at (520) 429-4696 to discuss your pool maintenance needs with us!