Express Pool Care, serving Laveen, Goodyear, Avondale & Phoenix AZ offer tips to keep pool water clean
It hasn’t hit the triple digits yet in Arizona, but you just know that it is coming! Because of that, if you are a swimming pool owner you will need to keep your pool water clean and clear and always ready to be utilized! A swimming pool service contractor from Express Pool Care can perform those tasks for you so that all you have to worry about is having fun in the pool!
Here are some tips for keeping your swimming pool clean between service visits and if you decide you want to try and clean it on your own:
- The water will likely be cleaned with chlorine and if you’re going to do it yourself, make sure you have enough chlorine to complete the task. The chlorine is necessary to kill any bacteria in the water — bacteria that could make you or other sick. You will want to learn how to test your water so you understand whether you have enough chlorine in the water or if you will need to add some. A test kit is a necessary pool item if you’re going to be a pool owner.
- Your pool contractor will clean the filters when he comes to visit. He will also show you how to clean them between service visits. You will need to have the filters thoroughly cleaned and replaced every few years — depending on the type of filter you have and the amount of use the pool sees. You may also need to backwash the filter on occasion — this is a time and water consuming task so you will not want to do it unless it’s needed.
- The pool needs to be thoroughly vacuumed — especially the steps and behind the railings of the steps where algae could take hold and begin to thrive. If you ever see your pool water turning green, you are then dealing with algae and it can be a time consuming task to clear that up. Talk with your pool contractor if you see that happening. Also, thorough cleaning, chemical balancing and pool care and maintenance will keep that from occurring.
A swimming pool is a lot of work, there is no doubt about that, but if you work with a pool contractor to keep it clean, you can have the luxury of simply swimming in it and enjoying it. If you’re unsure whether to hire a pool contractor, shop around for a couple of estimates and then look at the prices of chemicals (if you’re going to do it yourself) and also determine how many hours you will have to devote to cleaning and where you will store the chemicals. You may find it is easier and less expensive to hire a pro.