09 Aug Pool Care for New Pool Owners
Are you a first time pool owner? Before you dive into the deep end with your pool, there are some maintenance care tips you should be aware of. Lucky for you we’ve outlined everything to know about pool care for new pool owners. We’ll walk you through pool and water maintenance so that your pool is ready when you are.
An important part of taking care of your pool is actually taking care of the pool and the equipment. Follow this guidance to help avoid more expensive repairs.
You may have a pool liner, concrete, or a pool shell. Different surfaces require different attention to keep them in good shape and to ensure nothing tears, cracks, or leaks. which can cause more serious problems. To help keep your pool in good shape, be sure to tend to it often. This means a thorough cleaning every week or two. Some of the main things you need to do when maintaining your pool are to vacuum, scrub, and deep clean grout. Doing so will help your pool to last much longer.
Some of the pieces of equipment that require regular attention are the pump, filter, and water heater. Each of these require minimal maintenance, but can cost a pretty penny to repair if neglected. Make sure you are cleaning and replacing the equipment as often as is recommended.
On top of cleaning and taking care of your pool, your water needs just as much attention. Three areas for new pool owners to keep in mind when maintaining pool water are circulation, filtration, and sanitation.
Your pool needs to circulate your entire pool of water every day. Moving the water is the job of the pump. This daily turnover ensures that your water is circulating the sanitizing chemicals throughout all of the water. This action also helps to get rid of debris and contaminants. Run your pump long enough that it turns over all of your water at least once a day.
Filtering your water is just as important as circulating or sanitizing it. By making sure that your pool pump is working, you’ll ensure that your water circulates through your pool filter. This is important because the filter catches and removes debris, contaminants, and pollutants that can be harmful to you and your pool. It’s important to keep your filter clean and replace it when needed. Talk to the team at Opulent Pools for the best ways to care for your filter.
Lastly, and possibly most importantly, your water needs to be tested and balanced frequently to ensure it is safe to swim in. Testing your water with a water test kit should be done every single week. Doing so let’s you know when additional chemicals are needed.
By focusing on these areas, you can be sure that you are taking care of your pool and pool water properly. If you can keep an eye on these details, you’ll be able to enjoy your pool for years to come.
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We know that taking care of your pool may be overwhelming for new pool owners. That’s why we recommend you sign up for routine pool maintenance. Whether you are a new pool owner or a pool veteran, learn to enjoy your pool more this year with routine maintenance. Give us a call today to find out more!