Going for a relaxing swim after a long day at the office, escaping the scorching temperatures that Wisconsin is known for in August, and hosting the party that everyone wants to come to in the summer; these are some of the benefits that you are now experiencing with your new pool! We hate to be the fun police, but the fun can only keep going with proper maintenance. A pool isn’t simply a large container that efficiently holds water and has plenty of space for activities. It’s a host to living things, you the water and other things in that water!
Have you ever heard the term “shock your pool”? It’s not quite as literal as it sounds. It is the process of adding chlorine to the water in a ratio that will destroy any algae blooms, combined chlorine (which is chlorine that has combined with contaminants in the water and its sanitizing characteristics have become less effective), and finally the residue from people being in the water. With increasing temperatures comes a more favorable environment for bacteria to grow and thus the frequency of shocking your pool will have to increase as well. We’ve got a great selection of the chemicals you’ll need to keep your pool in check!
Back to the basics
Shocking your pool isn’t the only maintenance required to keep it from turning an unfavorable shade of green. Cleaning the filter every other week and raking the water’s surface free of debris can drastically keep the bacteria and overall appearance in check. After all, you wouldn’t want to show up to a pool party and have it feel like you’re swimming in a dirty lake. Vacuuming your pool is just what it sounds like; a hose attached to a cleaning head that draws in the water and organics from the bottom of the pool to keep algae from forming. One thing to note, if you are in the process of vacuuming your pool and the hose beings to float, that is typically an indicator of the filter being full or a hole in the line that is allowing air to enter. If manually vacuuming your pool takes too much time, try going to an automated version that you can simply setup and let it run its course while you check off other items on your list. We can help you with this decision!
Keeping your pool clean does not require as much work or time as you might think. As with anything, the better you maintain it, the longer it will last! So keep those good times flowing by preventing that algae from growing!