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