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Skimming Debris and Cleaning out the Baskets

When it comes to doing a proper maintenance for your pool, removing the debris afloat is crucial. The thing is that most of the debris will drown pretty quick (hence, making it harder to get to the bottom of removing it, pun intended). But, importantly not all of it will do so. Some mid to lightweight kinds of a debris or residue, like leaves, dust, and stuff is poised to float at the surface for a few days at least, providing you with a convenient timing for capturing it and removing it from your pool…

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The importance of vacuuming the pool

Some people who are not used to doing the pool maintenance may find it surprising, that some of the maintenance work for cleaning the pool up involves using a vacuum cleaner. Just so you know, a pool should be vacuumed every week to keep water clear and decrease the content of chemicals that you simply don’t need there. There are many types of pool vacuums. If you have a custom design, work it back and forth all over the surface of the pool like you’d be doing if…

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Cleaning the Pool Filter

Just as the pure logic would suggest it, a filter is one of the most “hardworking” parts of absolutely any given pool of any given size. Given this factor, a pool maintenance is never truly complete, until you do everything it takes to clean the pool’s filter. Just so you know, there are 3 major types of pool filters: cartridge, sand, and diatomaceous earth. While there are varying maintenance procedures for each type, all require systematic cleaning depending on the type of filter…

Servicing the Pool's Heater

As your pool is there waiting for you at any time of the season, some water heating is one of the most essential features that it has, right? But how often did you ask yourself a question of whether you are doing enough in order to do a proper maintenance servicing for it? And while typically heaters require more rare attention, they still need it time to time. As an example, some gas heaters can work ok without being serviced for a few years, and electric ones can last even longer.

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Maintain the pH Level

While there’s no need to go too deep into the science of it, checking and maintaining the healthy and safe pH levels under your control is vital for any swimming pool owner. Moreover, pool water must be tested on a regular basis just to make sure that it really is clean and healthy. The pH scale is a measurement of acidity or alkalinity that runs from 0 to 14. A reading between 7.2 and 7.8 is ideal; this range is safe for swimmers and helps sanitizers work at top efficiency.