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Maintaining a swimming pool this Summer

As June 1st is rapidly approaching that can only mean one thing… summer! If you’re fortunate enough to have an outdoor pool now is the time of year to maintain the pool water to ensure it stays clean and safe to swim and splash about in.

Our pool maintenance tips aren’t just for those with a pool in their homes, they also apply to spas, hotels and local swimming baths; however we know for these types of commercial locations it is paramount to always be on top of the cleanliness for public use.

5 Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips

Whether it be an indoor or outdoor pool there is always going to be a certain amount of debris that will gather at the bottom of the swimming pool. It’s important that every few days this is cleaned well to remove any rubbish that is laying on the base; depending on the amount of use it could be worthwhile doing this daily to make sure there isn’t a huge build up, especially if it is a public pool.

Keeping the pool water clean is one of the most important parts of pool maintenance and this all comes down to how the pump is running. There are a variety of swimming pool pumps available that will keep a clean flow of water in the swimming pool but depending on the size and the amount of usage the pool is getting this will be something to consider. Our range of submersible pumps is varied by size and brand, our professional customer service team will be able to help you find exactly what you’re looking for to meet your needs.

Algae can be a big problem for swimming pools so making sure you clean the tiles around and at the bottom of the pool is a huge priority. This will remove any build up along with minimising future occurrences. The brush you use totally depends on the time of tile/materials used within the pool so be sure to do your research first so you don’t cause any damage to the swimming pools structure.

7.2 to 7.8 are deemed as the healthiest Ph level for swimming pool water so these are the type of levels you should be looking at having yours at. It’s easy to know what Ph level your pool water it at by using a test kit. This ensures the healthiest and most sufficient water for swimming use.

Filter cleaning, how often are you doing this? If you’re not sure then that’s probably a sign that it isn’t enough as it should be, however be sure not to over clean as this can also negatively affect the regular process of the filter. A great way to know if your filter needs cleaning is by monitoring the flow between the flow metre and pressure gauge, if there is an increased flow then this is an indication your filter needs cleaning.

Swim Clean in 2019

By following these simple steps your swimming pool will clean and more importantly safe to use. For any further information on our swimming pool pumps or for expert advice be sure to get in touch with our expert team.

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