Pool maintenance

To avoid having to do a deep cleaning every time you want to enter the pool, it is recommended to perform regular maintenance on it, avoiding the accumulation of dirt and deterioration of the pool. Going through this process is not very difficult, and additionally, it will save time and effort in the long run. 

When summer arrives, one of the things that most people enjoy doing is swimming in a pool. This activity, in addition to being quite fun, stands out because it is something that can be done with family and friends.

You may have the mistaken belief that since pool water has chlorine in it, then it is difficult to get dirty and it is not really necessary to thoroughly clean the pool. However, performing regular maintenance is imperative, especially if you want to take care of your health and do not want to expose yourself to fungi and bacteria.

If you don’t know how to make the pool water crystal clear and purify it of any harmful microorganisms, here you can learn about pool maintenance and what you need to achieve it.

Doing pool maintenance

Regardless of whether you have to clean a small pool or several large pools, the maintenance process is quite similar and a series of steps must be followed if you want to achieve a good cleaning.

Before starting, and even if it is a home pool, it is necessary to calculate the liters of the pool, as this will determine the appropriate treatment to be carried out, which pump and filters to use, and which are the most suitable pool products.

How to calculate the cubic meters of a pool?

Depending on the type of pool you have, there are simple formulas that will let you know the number of cubic meters of water in your pool.

The calculation of round pools should be done as follows: Diameter x Diameter x Average Depth x Coefficient (0.785).

The volume of an oval pool will be obtained with this formula: Length x Width x Depth x Coefficient (0.89).

Finally, that of a rectangular pool will be obtained by calculating: Length x Width x Average depth.

When you have the results, you should use: (Data obtained) m3 x 1000 Liters/m3. That will be the final answer.

With this information, it will be possible to buy pool cleaning products with a volume of chemicals appropriate to the amount of water that your model has.

How to clean a pool?

Having everything ready, it is now possible to start cleaning the pool. To achieve this, it is necessary to follow a series of steps that will facilitate the task.

Thoroughly clean the pool

This step may change, depending on whether you overwinter correctly or not. If you did, then a pool cleaner might suffice, but if not, then emptying is necessary.

If you do not know how to empty a pool and it is large, then it is recommended to contact a professional. Although if you already have experience, there should be no problem.

When empty, help yourself with a brush and apply a descaling cleaner on the floor and walls. After a few minutes, rinse with water.

Wash the filter system

Among the different parts of a pool, the filter and its system are one of the most important parts. For that reason, you should clean them thoroughly.

Filled with water

Start filling the pool and halfway through filling, start chlorinating the pool water. Remember to respect the appropriate dose for the amount of water.

In case you go overboard and don’t know how to lower the chlorine in the pool, all you have to do is cut off its supply, either by removing the chlorine float or the tablet, and letting the sun evaporate it until it reaches levels adequate.

Check the pH scale

An optimal pH prevents irritation of the skin, eyes and other problems with the water. For that reason, it should always be kept between 7.2 and 7.6.

If the pH of the pool is low, a pH raiser is required, and if it is not, then a pH reducer is required. Check the proper levels using a scale.

How to keep a pool in good condition?

If you really want to enjoy an impeccable pool, you should not only clean it from time to time, but you also need to try to keep it in that state. Otherwise, you risk the pool quickly getting dirty again and having to go through the process again. It is best to check different aspects of the pool from time to time, to make sure that everything is under control.

Maintaining a demountable or inflatable pool is not that difficult, since they are small and have a small amount of water, all you have to do is change the water from time to time, thoroughly clean the walls and floor, and refill them respecting the amount of chlorine needed and the proper pH level.

In addition, these pools do not need additional devices for their maintenance and, if you are wondering how to keep the pool clean without a treatment plant, the answer is that it is really simple, since the previously mentioned measures together with an algaecide and a chlorine with flocculant will keep the water crystal clear

However, the largest ones require more constant evaluation and do need to use a purifier. With these pools it is necessary to check the chlorine level daily and the pH level approximately every two weeks. In addition, it is recommended to use a pool cleaner to get rid of any dirt that may be trapped in the walls and on the floor.

Finally, regardless of the size of your pool, if you are not going to use it, then it is better to cover it to prevent dirt from accumulating. A cover will prevent leaves or dust from falling into the water. In addition to this, remember to shower and remove any residue of cosmetics or lotions before entering the water, preventing this from remaining in the pool and dirtying it.

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