Pro Tips for New Pool Owners
Congratulations on your new Florida lifestyle of year-around fitness and family fun in your brand-new swimming pool! It’s important to get started off right with proper pool maintenance. For your pool to be fit for swimming, certain equipment needs to work continually. Hands-on maintenance is also needed every day, and some tasks are done weekly. Pool maintenance is not something that can be neglected because delaying or skipping necessary tasks causes problems that multiply. The following tips for new pool owners come straight from the pros, and they are about the essentials: Circulation, filtration, and sanitation.
Your swimming pool pump is an essential component of your pool system. It’s known as the heart of the pool circulation system, and the pump should run daily for at least 8 to 12 hours and up to 24 hours, depending on what’s required to keep the pool clean. A loop system has been built into the pool’s plumbing system, and its purpose is to circulate all pool water each day. Swimming pool pumps pull water from the pool. The water is then filtered, treated, and heated before being returned to the pool.
Maintenance is required to keep the pump working properly. The following is an overview:
- The pump basket must be kept clean in order to avoid a clogged impeller, which is a component behind the pump basket.
- Lubricate the pump lid and tighten it very firmly.
- Check the pump each day to ensure that it’s operating properly. When there is good circulation, water in the skimmer swirls and there’s a surface ripple. One way to tell its condition is if it is making sounds of distress.
Every swimming pool has a filter that removes particulate matter from the water. There are three common types of pool filters, which are cartridge filters, silica and sand filters, and diatomaceous earth (D.E) filters. Daily pool filtration is necessary because, without it, swimming pool water quickly becomes cloudy and unsafe to swim in.
Every day, your pool must be sanitized with a dose of sanitizer to keep your pool water clean and clear. For most pool owners, 3” chlorine tablets are the most cost-effective and convenient method for the needed consistency in chlorinating your pool. The daily goal is to establish a chlorine level of 1.0 to 2.0 ppm, and you verify the level using test strips or a test kit.
Other measures may be needed for sanitation and to ensure that your chlorine works effectively. Become familiar with all the particulars of these three areas of ongoing pool maintenance, and you will be on track to enjoy your new pool every day all year.
Pool Cleaning Services
There are elements of pool maintenance you’ll need to do yourself and hiring Pool Works to be your pool service company will help you get more life out of your pool equipment. We care about each of our clients. Our specialty is weekly pool maintenance, and we have three decades of experience behind us. For the best pool cleaning services and to get maximum enjoyment out of your new swimming pool, call Pool Works at (863) 967-2863 today. We serve Lakeland FL and the surrounding area.