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Pool Maintenance Checklist

While Mother Nature is great at caring for lakes, oceans, and rivers, she’s not so good at maintaining your swimming pool. (She is pretty busy, after all.)

Of course, you’re busy, too, but keeping up with your pool’s weekly maintenance is still your job.

If you’re wondering what that job entails, we have a checklist for you. As long as you’re referencing this list on a weekly basis, your pool will stay looking great all summer long! Let’s get started…

Skim and Vacuum

It’s always fun to swim with a little company, but leaves, sticks, and bugs don’t count. Instead of navigating around these little obstacles, skim your pool often and get rid of any unwelcome guests hanging out on the surface.

As for the items resting on the bottom of your pool, use a vacuum to clean them up. Pool vacuums are usually self-propelled, so all you have to do is drop ’em in and let ’em go!

Check the Water Level

Checking your pool’s water level is as easy as looking at it. Many pool walls feature a design that makes it easy to tell if the water level has sunk below or risen above the ideal zone.

Inspect the Pumps, Filters, and Skimmers

If your water level is off, then your skimmers won’t function properly. However, once the water level has been corrected, you should still check your pool’s pumps, filters, and skimmers for clogs and cleanliness.

Test the Water

There are two ways to test your pool water. You can either use a test kit or take a water sample to your local pool store for testing. Either way, the test ensures these chemicals are balanced or at their proper levels:

  • Sanitizer (generally chlorine)
  • pH
  • Alkalinity
  • Calcium hardness
  • Cyanuric acid

If you have more pool questions, contact the experts at Hot Springs Pools & Spas. We’ve been in business for more than 25 years, and we know our stuff. Give us a call at our Greenville, SC location at (864) 676-9400, our Arden, NC location at (828) 687-8080, or click the banner below to tell us what you’re looking for online!

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