Here at Pacific Clear Pool and Spa, we know about pool cleaning! In fact, our top priority is providing our customers with the cleanest pools possible. Here is a list of seven things we wish pool owners knew to keep their pools clean.
The pool skimmer is your #1 tool. Using a hand skimmer or leaf skimmer at least twice a week is your best defense in keeping your pool clean! Skimming your pool will remove dirt, bugs, leaves and more. It will also decrease the amount of chlorine needed to maintain your pool
Clean your pool filters thoroughly. Pools can have up to three different kinds of filters: sand, cartridge, and earth. Follow the instructions and cleaning instructions for each filter.
Take care of leaks as soon as possible. If you suspect that your pool may have a leak, have a professional look at it as soon as possible. Unattended pool leaks can be a barrier to pool cleaning.
Check your pH levels on a regular basis. Make sure you keep a pool testing kit at the ready and use it often. The pH level is the biggest indicator of the overall health and cleanliness of your pool.
Keep your water level steady. Water evaporates from your pool in the winter. Make sure your water level doesn’t go below the level of your skimmer. Low water levels can cause damage to your pump.
Be attentive to pool odors. If your pool has an odd odor, this may mean that ammonia and nitrogen levels have gotten too high. You may need to add a shock treatment of chlorine so the pool does not become contaminated.
Winterize your pool. Before the winter months, make sure to schedule a deep clean of the pool and disconnect the water sources.
When you want to hire the pool cleaning experts, look no further than Pacific Clear Pool and Spa! Call us today 951-290-1548 and your pool will thank you!