Your swimming pool can be a breeding area for bacteria, algae, and other harmful microorganisms. Filth, trash, animals, and swimmers are all factors that drive the pool to pollution and contamination. Therefore, it becomes vital to clean your pool on a regular basis.

Basics of Maintaining Your Pool

Swimming pool maintenance is not an easygoing job, but it can be done efficiently and less laboriously. Thanks to advanced cleanliness methods keeping your pool’s water glistening clean, you need to follow few basic pool maintenance steps:

1. Testing the Water on a Routine Basis

To maintain the quality of the water in your pool, it necessary to check the alkalinity level, chlorine level, calcium hardness and total dissolved solid levels on in regular intervals. The following should be the levels of different vital signs of your swimming pool water:
pH Level: 7.0-7.8Total Alkalinity: 80-120 ppmChlorine: 0.8-2.0 ppmCalcium Hardness: 200-250 ppm dissolved solids: Under 5000 ppm
Also, it is important to check and maintain water levels as the difference in water level due to the cause in variation in the concentration of pH and the chemicals in the pool.

2. Maintaining the Pool Filters

To keep the pool filters clean and free from blockage, it is necessary that you manually clean the pool from time to time. Check and maintain water levels. Always keep your pool’s water level between 1/3 and 1/2 way following the opening of the pool skimmer. To maintain the pool, you must have complete knowledge of different pool filter systems. There are three fundamental filtration classes:
Sand filters

Sand filters are made of metal, fiberglass, or cement, and carry a firm bed of a special sand. Thus the sand helps in confining debris. The sand in the filter requires changing every four to five years.
Cartridge filters. These filters let water drain through a minute filtrating surface. Therefore the filter holds the contaminants it catches until you wash it. Cartridge filters have a bigger surface area than sand filters, which results in reduced blockages and easy maintenance. They require replacement every three to five years.

Diatomaceous Earth filters

These filters accommodate porous bone element, which efficiently filters rubble. Connecting a DE filter is pretty manageable, as you place it straight into the skimmer. In conclusion the DE filter requires backwashing and replacement every one to two years.

3. Sanitizing Your Pool using Chemicals

Water sanitization often requires the use of chemicals to get rid of algae and harmful bacteria. Therefore the most commonly used chemical solutions are Chlorine, Algaecide, and Shocking agents.

Chlorine
It is useful for keeping harmful organisms away. You can use chlorine tabs or liquid chlorine in limited quantities. Moreover, they are sunlight degradation proof and keep the pool clean for longer periods of time.

Algaecide

First of all controlling algae is the solution to a crystal clear pool. Algaecides prevent algae from springing and living in the pool.  However Algaecide must be added after each shock treatment.
Shocking Agents is key by shocking the swimming pool on a periodic basis is an essential method in keeping the pool clean and sanitized. Therefore swimmers and the atmosphere add waste to the water that must be discarded on a routine basis to prevent obstacles such as algae and hazy water.

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