Owning a pool is a great pleasure during those warm summer months. It can provide many memories for family and friends. One important thing to remember is to keep up with pool maintenance. Whether you decide perform the maintenance yourself or hire someone to do it for you, the upkeep is important to keep your pool in great condition. Samson Pools has some helpful reminders in order to manage your routine pool chores.

Skim the top of water

This is at the top of the “to do” list. When you enter your pool, you should skim the surface, removing any debris that may have fallen in. This makes for an easier job when it comes time to vacuum. In addition to skimming the top of the water, owners should make sure that the filter basket is clear of any debris. Baskets can be cleaned by removing it and shaking it out. This should be done weekly.

Vacuum weekly

Vacuuming keeps the water in the pool clear and prevents it from becoming dirty. This should be done weekly in the summer or, depending on use, can be done more often. Vacuuming the pool picks up all the dirt at the bottom and creates a much nicer environment for swimmers. Many different types of pool vacuums can be purchased to make routine vacuuming easier.

Adjust pH and chlorine levels

Always check that the water stays at the correct level. The pH level should ideally be between 7.0 to 7.5 and the chlorine level should be between 2.0 to 2.0. Pool owners should check water levels when they do their weekly cleaning of the pool. If you do not adjust the chemical levels in your pool, alkaline or algae will begin to form.

Clean the scum ring

The scum ring is the line of dirt that forms around the water level. Sometimes it is not noticeable but it can serve as a breeding area for bacteria. Using a pool brush, owners should scrub along the water level line at least once a week.

Samson Pools hopes your pool will stay clean and last longer with these pool maintenance tips. If you keep performing these tasks throughout the summer your pool will be beautifully clean and very inviting to swim in. For more pool maintenance tips, talk to the experts at Samson Pools.