Unmaintained pools can become a hotbed of various illnesses. That’s why all pool owner needs to be responsible for making sure they are clean and safe to swim in.
When it comes to keeping your pool safe, routine maintenance is key. In this blog, we are here to provide a basic checklist on how you can properly maintain your pool every day.
Check your pool’s water level
The first thing you have to do on your daily pool maintenance checklist is to check the current level. Your swimming pool must always be at an optimal level. This means the level shouldn’t be too low or too high.
If the water level is too low, the skimmers will not be able to function properly because they’ll end up sucking in the air instead. A water level that’s too high may cause the skimmer to not function at all. If the skimmer isn’t being utilized, it can cause dirt, leaves, and debris to accumulate in the pool.
Inspect the pump and the filter
Once you have checked the water levels, you should inspect both the filter and the pump. The first thing you need to examine is the pump’s filter pressure gauge.
If the gauge indicates the pressure is higher than normal it could mean it’s time to clean the filter or debris could be caught in the impeller.
Make sure to address any issues with the pump above all else to make sure your pool’s system remains functional. If the pressure is normal, you can proceed to the next step in your checklist.
Check the pool cleaner
Inspect the suction side of the cleaner for clogged debris or empty the leaf catcher to prevent loss of prime or improper flow.
Inspect all baskets
Pump baskets are usually designed to have a clear and visible lid, so you can easily see if they are full. Open the skimmer basket to inspect for debris. What’s important is that you make sure these baskets are not full. If they are, be sure to empty them immediately.
After going through the vital four steps, you should still take the time to perform these other simple maintenance tasks:
- Remove visible leaves and debris from the pool
- Check the filtration system to make sure water is circulating properly
- Check if the water is clear. If the pool water appears cloudy, check on the filters again and make sure they are clean. You should also check the water’s chemical levels to make sure they are balanced.
- Brush the steps, benches, waterline, and interior finish of the pool.
Doing these tasks shouldn’t be time-consuming, especially if your pool is regularly maintained. What’s important is that you follow this daily maintenance checklist to ensure that your pool remains functional, clean, and safe.
If you have any questions about daily maintenance steps, please contact us today!
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