If you’re a pool owner, you probably look forward to the day each year when you can open up your pool for another season of summertime fun. What you most likely dread is all of the work that goes into getting your pool ready for that day as well as keeping it in good shape all summer long. Taking care of a pool properly is a lot of work. If you find it difficult to care for your backyard pool, this series of articles is for you. We’ll look at some easy-to-follow steps you can take to make pool care a breeze.
Why is Caring for a Pool Such a Headache for Many Pool Owners?
If you feel frustrated about taking care of your pool, take heart. You’re not alone. Plenty of other pool owners feel the same way. That’s because the water chemistry involved in keeping your pool water clear and clean is complex. If you’ve never owned a pool before, learning to take care of one can be downright intimidating!
However, once you get the foundational steps of pool care down to a routine, it should run like clockwork. The key is not to skip any of the steps. That’s because failing to follow through on just one of the steps involved in the pool care process can lead to serious and costly issues with your pool. To avoid those types of problems, you need to keep meticulous track of your pool maintenance routine and always carry out every task on the list.
Give Your Pool Floor and Walls a Good Weekly Brushing
Think about all the gunk that would accumulate on your teeth if you never brushed them. The same is true for the interior surfaces of your pool! You may not always be able to see a big difference before and after you brush your pool floor and walls, so it’s tempting to put off or completely skip this step. That’s not a good idea. Without regular brushing, your pool’s surfaces and equipment can become coated with biofilms, organic material, and bacteria. Even though they are so microscopic you can’t see them, the contaminants are there, wreaking havoc on your pool water’s chemistry.
Your pool’s filtration system and the chemicals that you add to the water are both crucial to keeping the pool clean. However, the chemicals and filter can only work to sanitize and remove contaminants that are free-floating in the water. Those that are stuck onto your pool’s surfaces remain stubbornly resistant to these cleansing and removal tools. It’s your job to use some elbow grease to brush those contaminants off the walls and floor of your pool and into the water. So whatever you do, don’t quit giving your pool’s surfaces a thorough weekly brushing!
In our next article in this series, we’ll turn our attention to some other practical tips you should incorporate into your regular pool care routine. Staying on top of these tasks will make caring for your pool easier in the long run.
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