According to Dictionary.com, “hack” can be defined as “a tip, trick, or efficient method for doing or managing something.” These swimming pool maintenance hacks certainly aren’t the only ways to accomplish various tasks, but they take less time or money than the typical means of doing them (see Parts 1 , 2 & 3). Now, if you have a surplus of time or money on your hands and prefer to use more of those resources than necessary, these hacks aren’t really for you. For the rest of us, though, we continue to offer some pool maintenance tips, hacks, or whatever you want to call them.
Consider Using Solar Rings
We’re guessing you’re already familiar with solar covers, which function in a way similar to the cover on a pot of water — keeping both the water and the heat contained. Similar to solar covers, solar rings are more compact yet still well-suited to reducing water loss.
Because the rings are bound together, they create a barrier that’s able to reduce pool water evaporation while also heating the water. If you already have a heat pump, solar rings offer an option that’s more economical than solar covers to reduce the amount of workload that your pump has to carry. If you don’t have any other form of pool heating, this is an economical option to increase the comfort level of your water.
Maintain Your Heat Pump
If you have a heat pump for your swimming pool, you may forget about all the hard work that machine does to keep your water temperature at a comfortable level. But don’t. When you forget about it, you can easily end up neglecting to maintain it. And as with just about any machine, regular maintenance can help extend its lifespan, saving you some serious coin. Like other machines, your swimming pool heat pump is more likely to require repairs when it’s working hardest — which is also when you want its benefits the most! All you have to do is schedule a pool heat pump maintenance appointment once a year. That simple step can end up helping you avoid untimely repairs as well as costly replacement parts and wasting money prematurely buying a new heat pump before you’d otherwise need to replace the one you have.
Maintain Water Level for Circulation
Did you know that your swimming pool’s water level is extremely important for proper water circulation? A low water level keeps the skimmer from pulling in the water necessary in order to begin circulation. Eventually, this situation will lead to your pool pump running dry and potentially overheating as a result. Your pool pump and pool heater could both end up being damaged or destroyed. A high water level keeps the skimmer door from being able to open and take in debris. Due to less effective filtration, extra debris ends up cluttering your pool floor, requiring additional maintenance in the form of more frequent vacuuming.
To avoid the issues associated with high or low water levels, you’ll want to maintain the ideal mid-skimmer water level, allowing all aspects of your pool system to perform optimally. If maintaining this water level is simply not something you’re good at doing, you can hang an automatic leveler to do the job for you.
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