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Cleaning your swimming pool is very important if you want to keep it in tip top condition and working as it should. Failure to do this over time could lead to your pool being out of action and prove costly, should it need to be repaired. A sensible approach should be taken when cleaning your pool, based on how often it is being used. We’ve put together some advice on how to clean a swimming pool to ensure your pool is kept pristine.

Adopt a rigorous routine in the summer

Dirt can easily accumulate in your pool when used more frequently. This is more common during the warmer months, as your pool is likely to be used most days, and by numerous people. A combination of body oils, sunscreen and moisturisers can float to the top of the water and stick to your pool walls. Your cleaning regime should therefore be more rigorous. Clean your water line daily, as well as the bottom of your pool and skimmers to prevent a build-up of grime and bacteria.

You should also make sure to cover your pool after use. This will help keep out leaves and debris – which is even more important if you have trees and bushes close by.

Use the following approaches to clean your pool:

  • Clean your water line by using a sponge or cloth. Gently wipe the water line around your pool to remove any grime.
  • Invest in a pool robot to clean the bottom of your pool. A handy pool hoover will stay under your pool cover to clean your pool overnight. Some are operated via an app on your phone and will run for one-to-two hours to remove any dirt.
  • To clean your skimmers, simply take off the cover and pull out the basket. Remove any leaves or dirt before putting back into place.

Clean your pool once one a week in less busy periods, when your pool is in use a couple of times a week.

Test your pools pH levels

As well as cleaning your pool, you should also test your pool’s pH balance daily. If your pH levels are not within a range of 7.4-7.6 the chlorine in your water could be affected, especially if it is over 7.6, which could result in bacteria forming. If your water becomes more acidic (under 7.4) then the water can become more corrosive and cause skin irritations for pool users. It’s a good idea to record your pH levels to keep track of your pool’s water quality.

Cleaning your pool regularly will help prevent bacteria from forming, which could lead to health problems. It will also improve the longevity of your pool and reduce repair costs.

By maintaining the quality of your pool water, you are therefore creating a safe haven for yourself and users, so you can enjoy your pool without any worries.

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