When the hot Australian summers set in, you’ll love being able to cool off at your leisure in your pool and enjoy the water. It also adds a whole new level to entertaining! However, owning a pool also means additional maintenance to ensure your pool remains clean and healthy. As a professional pool cleaning service, we know what it takes to keep your pool in pristine condition and we’re here to share our top maintenance tips.
Keep on top of Debris
One of the ongoing maintenance tasks you’ll need to keep on top of is getting rid of debris which accumulates in the pool. Surface leaves and dirt can clog up the filter and interfere with the chemical balance, so skim the surface on a regular basis. While you’re at it, it’s worth brushing down the sides of the pool to loosen dirt. Don’t forget to empty your skimmer basket so your filter can work efficiently.
Clean Your Filter
If you have a sand filter, backwashing needs to occur at least monthly but this will increase in the summer months. Keep an eye on the pressure gauge and backwash if the pressure starts rising. If you have a cartridge filter, check it regularly and hose it down to get rid of accumulated dirt and debris.
Run the Pump
Running your pump is an essential part of maintaining a healthy pool as it helps clear debris and keeps the chemicals mixed. In the summer months, you’ll need to run the pump for 7-8 hours per day on average. However, this will depend on the size of your pool and the level of use it’s getting.
Monitor your Chemicals
If you want to be confident that your pool water is hygienic, you need to test the water regularly. This can be carried out every few weeks during the off season but should increase to weekly in the summer. Take your water along to your local pool shop or use an at-home testing kit.
Watch the Water Level
If your water level drops too low, it can cause serious damage to your pool equipment. With this in mind, make sure the water level is halfway up the skimmer box. It’s particularly important to keep at eye on the water level during the summer months due to the effects of evaporation.
Call in the Experts
Although it’s important to keep on top of your pool maintenance, there will come a time where you need to call in the experts. Whether you need fortnightly servicing or just want occasional maintenance, your pool technician will clean the pool, check your equipment, and balance the water for crystal clear results.
If you’re in need of assistance with your swimming pool service, you can trust the professional team at Pool Assist. With our convenient mobile servicing, our certified technicians will ensure that your pool is running optimally. We also service a broad range of commercial customers with exceptional results.
For a professional Pool Service Perth, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.