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What You Need to Do to Get Your Pool Ready Early This Year

Anyone is fortunate to have a swimming pool, for all the refreshing benefits it provides, especially as the weather heats up. Now all you need to do is get your pool ready. It’s good to embrace the fact that pools require a lot of work. Without diligence in the area of pool maintenance, the water won’t be fit to swim in and could cause health issues. Nope, there’s no way to avoid pool prep and upkeep. The good news is that you just need to follow through with a few vital steps and prep will be complete.

Pool Cleaning, Lakeland FLClean Your Pool

Step one, like others, is actually a multi-pronged task. You may want to grab your skimming net to start. Remove any debris, such as twigs, leaves, and buds. These things are all more difficult to remove after they sink to the bottom. Remove everything you can before moving on to the next phase of cleaning. Try to ignore the color of the water if it is a disturbing color of green. Fixing that issue comes later.

Get your automatic pool vacuum going. Put it to work for one hour each day, to clean the walls and floor of your pool. Large items won’t be vacuumed up, however. Use your skimming net to fish them out before starting up the pool vac. You will prolong the life of your vacuum by skimming frequently.

Use the pool brush that’s on a long pole and brush the floor and walls of your swimming pool. This will release more dirt for the pool vac to remove and will also loosen algae so that it can be vacuumed up.

At least once weekly empty strainer baskets. Toss out any debris and rinse the basket thoroughly using a hose or outdoor faucet. Clean the filters, as well.

Restore the Water Level

Using your water hose, add water to your pool so that it is properly filled. Water naturally evaporates, though there are various ways to reduce evaporation. There should always be enough water in the pool so that the level is above the skimmer. 

testing pool chlorine levelsAdd Chemicals

The first thing to do as you prepare to add chemicals to your pool is to check the pH level using a pH strip. For the water to be safe for swimming and free from harmful bacteria, alkalinity and acidity need to be in the correct range. Avoid high pH levels because it will corrode metals and you don’t want to have to replace your cleaning equipment and pool filter system due to corrosion. 

Chlorine also needs to be in check. It’s a harsh chemical that kills bacteria, but too much can fade your hair color and your swimsuit.

All of that being said, you may need to shock your pool in order to kill an overabundance of algae and other contaminates. 

Take Measures to Keep the Pool Clean

If seeds, leaves, pods, or any other plant debris are always being dropped into your pool, the best thing to do is remove the bushes or trees causing the issue. The amount of work you’ll need to do for pool care will be greatly reduced if you ensure that the surrounding scenery doesn’t work against you.

Help Can Be On the Way!

The absolute best thing you can do for pool maintenance is schedule pool cleaning services from Pool Works. Our trusted technicians will free you up to enjoy your pool more than ever. We specialize in the cleaning side of the pool business as well as pool repairs and much more. Call Pool Works today at (863) 967-2863 for superior pool services at affordable prices.

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