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4 Areas to Check When Cleaning Your Family Pool

A family pool is a great way to cool down in the summer or to get some exercise. However, you’ll need to clean it regularly in order to keep it looking good, eliminate potential problems, and make sure it’s always ready for your next swim. This guide will provide you with some areas or things you should check when you’re performing routine cleaning on your pool.

Check the Water Chemistry

It’s important to keep an eye on the chemistry of your pool’s water. Some companies, like, know that cleaning the pool gives you the perfect excuse to perform this check. Ideal pH levels sit between 7.2 and 7.8 values. The lower the pH in your pool, the less chlorine it will need. Some users just keep adding chlorine as pH rises, but you don’t need to do this if you check things regularly.

Watch the Water Level

A family pool works best when the water level isn’t too low or too high. A low water level can burn out your water pipe, and a high one can cause your pool skimmer to malfunction. A bad skimmer can release debris into the pool. Your water level should sit right at the center of your pool skimmer to the tile for best results.

Maintain the Pool

Your pool’s skimmer traps debris before it can get into the swimming area. The skimmer works by going over the top surface of the pool to grab debris before it is saturated enough to float to the bottom of the pool. Cleaning out the skimmer baskets is a great way to maintain your pool and can cut down on the time it takes for you to do a total cleaning job.

Restore the Pool’s Surface

As your pool ages, it is natural for it to develop some cracks or hollow spots in its surface. Most pool surface restoration in WA uses a plaster surface that acts as a waterproof membrane to protect the concrete shell. Resurfacing your pool can restore the membrane, keep the underlying porous concrete safe, extend the life of your pool, and improve its overall appearance. You may need to drain the pool or call in professionals depending on the severity of the cracks.

These are just a few areas you can check as you clean your family pool. They can help keep your pool in top shape or act as preventative maintenance measures.

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