A pool is a luxurious addition to any home, but it also requires regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. Proper maintenance not only keeps your pool clean and safe but can also save you money in the long run. The experts at Exscape have put together a guide to help you in maintaining your pool in a luxurious and affordable manner.
Clean Your Pool Regularly
Keeping your pool clean is essential for proper maintenance. Regular cleaning should include skimming the surface of the water to remove debris such as leaves, bugs, and other floating objects. You should also brush the walls and floor of your pool to remove any algae or other buildup. Vacuuming the pool on a regular basis is also important, especially if you have a lot of trees or other plants in your yard that shed debris.
It’s also important to maintain the proper water chemistry in your pool. This means regularly testing the water and adjusting the pH, chlorine, and alkalinity levels as needed. Keeping the water chemistry in balance will not only keep the water clear and sparkling but will also help prevent skin and eye irritation. Exscape recommends testing your pool water at least once a week and after heavy use or rainstorms.
Check Your Pool Equipment
Regularly checking your pool equipment is also crucial for proper maintenance. This includes checking the pool filter, pump, and heater to make sure they are functioning properly. A clogged filter can lead to poor water quality, while a malfunctioning pump can cause circulation problems. Checking your pool equipment regularly can help you catch any issues before they become major problems.
If you have a pool heater, it’s important to maintain it properly. Exscape recommends having your heater inspected annually by a professional technician to ensure it’s functioning safely and efficiently. A properly maintained heater can save you money on your energy bills and prolong the life of your pool equipment.
Consider Installing a Pool Cover
Installing a pool cover is a great way to help reduce the amount of debris that enters your pool. It can also help reduce the amount of water evaporation and heat loss. This means you’ll need to add fewer chemicals and spend less time and money heating your pool. Pool covers also help keep your pool clean and can prolong the life of your pool equipment.
There are many types of pool covers available, including automatic and manual covers. Automatic covers are more convenient but can be more expensive, while manual covers are more affordable but require more effort to use. Exscape can help you choose the right pool cover for your needs and budget.
Hire a Professional Pool Service
Maintaining a pool can be time-consuming and requires a certain level of expertise. If you don’t have the time or knowledge to maintain your pool, consider hiring a professional pool service. A professional pool service can help you keep your pool clean, safe, and properly balanced. They can also provide regular maintenance and cleaning services to ensure your pool is always in top condition.
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