Why A Pool Cover Is So Important

Covering a pool when it is not in use is the single most effective means of reducing pool heating costs. That means warmer water! Which is what anyone who has gone swimming in a chilly backyard pool without a pool cover can tell you is very important!

Although you keep your swimming pool clean and maintain the equipment, getting a cover for that pool will cut down on energy use and costs. It will also help with evaporation, and save you time. It’s just one of those things that, sooner or later, you’re going to have to buy.

The watery red eyes and sneezes are a dead giveaway: pool chemicals can cause reactions ranging from irritation to allergies and asthma. Using a pool cover reduces a pool’s chemical consumption by 35–60 percent.

Pool covers make maintaining your swimming pool a whole lot easier. If you already have a pool, or if you are planning to build one, remember: a pool without a pool cover is like a house without a roof.

At Wise Pool Company, we recommend and use CoverPools®. CoverPools® produces the world’s finest automatic and manual safety covers for pools and spa covers. A Cover-Pools® pool cover is the best way to protect family and friends. And don’t forget, to optimize your investment! This will ensure your swimming pool will remain the source of fun and enjoyment it has intended to be.

Weekly Pool Maintenance Tips | Wise Pool Company Conroe TX

pool maintenance

Thoroughly cleaning your pool on a weekly basis during the swimming season will ensure clean and safe swimming conditions. Weekly pool maintenance is a must for a beautiful looking swimming area and peace of mind for you, your family and your friends.

Skim Off Leaves and Debris
Use a long-handled skimmer to gather up leaves, insects, and any other debris. These sorts of objects are normally floating on the surface of the pool. Then try to remove debris before it sinks to the bottom.  If certain debris sinks, it becomes difficult to remove and may create stains.

Brush
Use a brush to remove the dirt that has collected down the sides and bottom of your pool. Brush sediment towards the main drain so it can easily be vacuumed when it is time for your weekly pool maintenance.

Vacuum
Submerge the head and nose of your vacuum, before hooking up the vacuum to the filter.

Clean Skimmer
You should also clean out your skimmers on a weekly basis. Or more often, if necessary. Removing debris allows your skimmers to operate at maximum efficiency.

Check Water Circulation
Your pool’s circulation system includes the skimmer, pump, pump strainer, drains, and filter. The system helps chemicals work effectively and ensures that water is properly filtered. Run your pump each day long enough to make sure all the water is properly filtered. Keep each item clean and in good condition for each weekly pool maintenance.

Check Filter
The three most popular types of filters – sand, cartridge, and vertical grid DE – screen out debris and particles from your pool water. You should clean and maintain your filter according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Shock
Test your pool water frequently (daily or weekly depending on use) and add chemicals if necessary, following manufacturers’ directions. A regular shock treatment cleanses the water of algae, bacteria, dirt, and any other organic matter that may have entered the pool. Follow manufacturer’s directions for shock treatments to ensure you are doing it correctly.

Source: https://www.hayward-pool.com/shop/en/pools/weekly-maintenance