Having a new pool is exciting, but you still should know how to care for it. Thankfully, your pool designer and installer should give you a list of instructions and offer a maintenance plan to help get you settled with your new pool.
Skim It Regularly
Now that you have a new pool, one of your new habits should be skimming the pool. Swimming pools must be skimmed every day or every other day to remove leaves, debris, and bugs from the water. If these items and more are allowed to stay in the pool water, they could possibly float to the filters and start clogging them. As the filters clog up, you may notice dirty water and an imbalance in your pool’s chemicals.
Vacuum It Regularly
Pools must be scrubbed and vacuumed on a regular basis to ensure there is no algae growth. Depending on the size of your pool design, you will want to use the vacuum about once a week for 30 minutes at a time. Move the vacuum in slow, steady lines that overlap each other as you move around the pool’s sides.
Hire a Maintenance Service
Aside from skimming and vacuuming, the most important way to take care of your new pool is with a professional pool maintenance service. Professional pool cleaners are experts in the required chemicals needed to keep your pool sanitized, and they will know what to check for in your equipment to avoid costly repairs. Pool maintenance services are usually offered once a week, and the cleaner will test the chemicals and add more, as necessary. It is very important for a professional to handle the pool chemicals because they can become dangerous if handled incorrectly.
Pools by Design is the Tucson pool designer and builder that does it all. We offer a variety of services, such as custom pool design, repairs, and an extensive maintenance program. We are available for your call at (520) 797-6675.