If you are a pool owner who ignores regular maintenance and cleaning it is possible that algae will build up. If there is an algae build up on the pools surfaces it will become unsafe for people to use it. If you choose not to perform regular maintenance you are also asking for future repairs and expenses that are avoidable. If you are looking to keep your pool in tip top shape but want to avoid the extra work it is best to hire an expert in pool maintenance to open your pool, clean the pool regularly and close the pool at the end of the season.
Swimming Pool Maintenance is Crucial
All in-ground swimming pools, especially gunite pools with a plaster surface, need regular maintenance. Even if your family is not using the pool on regular basis upkeep is necessary. It is necessary to shock and sanitize the pool water in order to keep it safe and clean. When this process is not done regularly the water can hold bacteria therefore making diseases more communicable. Chlorine treatments break down the bacteria buildup. Shocking the pool frequently, even when the pool is not being used every day will prevent illness from spreading from the water in your pool.
Not only does the water need to have chlorine added and water shocked regularly the filter and pump systems also need to be cleaned frequently as well. As a pool owner you need to also check the performance on the pump system and make sure the water pressure is normal as well. These pieces all work together to prevent future issues.
When we are talking about regular analysis of the chemistry of the pool water we are talking about testing the water twice a week throughout the summer. Check the waters alkalinity and pH balance; if you need to add chemicals be sure to do so in the evening when the pool is not in use but the systems can be run to help cycle them.
At the opening and closing of the pool for the season certain maintenance should be scheduled as well. When opening the pool in the spring and closing it in the fall you need to analyze the pools plaster. Check the pools plaster or leaks and cracks. Check the tile out around the pool for damage as well. In order to keep the plaster and tiles in shape regularly clean those to prevent any algae build up. You can do this by brushing the surfaces and vacuuming the debris that has built up. An abundance of leaves and bugs should be cleared using a skimmer to clean the surface. If you live in an area where this is really troublesome consider enclosing the area with a screen enclosure.
Keeping up on your pool maintenance is one of the key elements in the usability of your pool. Without regular upkeep pool owners set themselves up for larger more time consuming, expensive repairs later on down the road.