Most Floridians have had a pool of their own at some point in their lives. However, if you recently moved into a new home with a pool, or are have had one installed for the first time, you may find yourself feeling confused about how to maintain it year round.
In this blog, we will try to cover everything you need to know as a first time pool owner. Check it out!
Pool Fundamentals: What Do You Need to Know?
As a novice pool owner, there are essentially three things you need to understand about your pool- circulation, cleaning and chemistry.
Circulation & Filtration
The center of a pool’s circulation system is the water pump, which pumps water from the pool and sends it through a filtering system to get rid of any contaminants such as undissolved dirt and debris before pumping it back into your pool.
Investing in a good pump and running it regularly will ensure that the pool water is being properly filtrated and circulated which can help prevent issues such as algae growth and cloudy water.
Cleaning Your Pool
While the built-in filtration system does most of the dirty work for you, you will still need to manually clean your pool regularly to ensure it remains in top shape. Proreferral.com recommends doing weekly maintenance on your pool, especially during the swimming season.
A weekly pool cleaning regimen typically includes:
• Skimming Off Leaves and Debris
• Brushing Your Pool
• Cleaning Skimmer(s)
• Checking Water Circulation
• Checking Filters
• Shocking Your Pool
The chemical element is the last thing you really need to understand about your pool and this is usually the one that confuses most pool owners.
Before you begin pouring chemicals into your pool, you should test your pool water using either test strips or a liquid test kit. These tests will be able to tell you about your water’s pH, Alkalinity and Chlorine levels.
According to Proreferral.com, the recommended range of pH in swimming pool water is between 7.2 and 7.8. You can use this as a guide and control the alkalinity and calcium precipitation by using disinfecting chemicals like chlorine.
Not Sure Where to Start? H&H Custom Pools Can Help
We Make Pool Maintenance Easy
Now that you understand the fundamentals of owning a swimming pools, maintaining it on your own can be a time-consuming process. The professionals at H&H Custom Pools will help keep your pool is excellent shape all year long, maintaining it with the latest pool pumps, filters, and chlorine generators so you never have to worry about doing it yourself.
For all of your custom pool design, repair, and maintenance needs, count on the experts at H&H Custom Pools to deliver the most exceptional service in Martin and Palm Beach Counties.
To learn more about our pool maintenance services, or for 24/7 emergency repairs, contact H&H Custom pools today. To get started, call us now at (561) 744-2656.