As many benefits as there are to owning a pool, very few new pool owners actually know how to take care of them.
So, you’re a first-time pool owner! How exciting! As many benefits as there are to owning a pool, very few new pool owners know how to take care of them. While there shouldn’t be extensive pool maintenance needed for a new pool, there are a few things that should be done regularly- especially for new pools. Here are a few tips to help you keep your pool fresh and clean:
- Skim your swimming pool daily
Take the time once a day to skim leaves and debris out of your pool. When left for too long, this debris can clump together and block your pool filter, which will cause new pools to get dirty fast.
- Clean your swimming pool filter basket weekly
The point of a pool filter to catch the stray leaves and debris that you didn’t manage to skim. However, pool filter baskets can fill up quite quickly and when they do, they no longer work. Be sure to clean out your filter basket weekly.
- Keep consistent chemical levels
For outdoor pools, there are five chemicals that should be used to keep your pool both clean and sanitary: cyanuric acid, free chlorine, acidity, total alkalinity, and calcium. Make sure that your pool always has the correct amounts of each of these pool chemicals by using pool water testing kits at least once a week. By doing this consistently you will get to know your pool and understand how to maintain it better.