Swimming pool maintenance can seem a tad overwhelming, especially if you’re a new pool owner. In addition to the first few pool maintenance hacks we’ve shared already, we have several more ways to help you keep up with these important tasks while making them a little simpler and less expensive to complete. If that sounds like a win-win scenario to you, keep reading for the deets!
Create a Schedule
Most of us are procrastinators by nature, aren’t we? And if we don’t even have a plan to start with, we’re bound to let that tendency toward procrastination take hold. A great way to head off such tendencies when it comes to swimming pool maintenance is to create your own pool maintenance schedule to help you keep on track when it comes to various necessary tasks. Once you have a schedule in place, you will be able to form habits around regularly performing those tasks. And once habits are formed, even the responsibilities that once seemed daunting will begin to feel natural and even easy. By contrast, the longer you put off performing various pool maintenance tasks, the worse the issue will become. The result will be the need to pour even more time, effort, and money into your swimming pool maintenance.
Remove Rust Stains
Have you noticed metal or rust staining on your pool wall? No need to purchase any specialty pool cleaning solution that will not only cost more but will also potentially irritate skin and create a chemical imbalance in your pool. Instead, use lime juice. Just grab a lime or three the next time you’re at the grocery store; then simply cut them open and squeeze them into a little bowl. Add a little salt to create a mildly abrasive texture, and you’ll have all you need to naturally remove metal stains from your pool.
The sand filter can sometimes use a little extra help when it comes to capturing small particle debris; the good news is that there’s a quick and easy solution to this problem. Simple add a little DE powder, and the sand will begin to clump together, allowing the filter to more easily retain smaller particles than it otherwise will. All you have to do is pour the powder into your pool skimmer. From there, it will get evenly distributed into the sand filter, keeping micro debris from getting pumped from your filter back into your swimming pool water.
Stray oils can easily find their way onto your swimming pool’s surface. The cause is a combination of bodily oils and products such as soap and sunblock. While you can reduce the amount of oils that make their way into your pool by incorporating a shower-before-entering policy, you won’t be able to avoid the oil film altogether. But of course, we have a hack for that! All you have to do is toss a tennis ball into the pool! By simply floating along the surface of your pool water, the fuzzy outer layer of tennis balls easily absorbs dirt and oil.
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