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Tips to Maintain Your Fibreglass Pool

It’s no secret that swimming pool experts and pool pavers all around the country think that choosing a fibreglass pool over vinyl liner or concrete construction is definitely the way to go.

Like any big home purchase and improvement, though, the only way that you are going to be able to get the most out of it is if you know how to treat and maintain it properly.

Fibreglass pools are definitely the best option these days, but unless you know how to take care of your pool in the expected fashion, you might as well not have one.

Here are some handy tips from the team at Darwin Fibreglass Pools & Spas to help you maintain your fibreglass pool.

  1. Basic Cleaning

Your fibreglass pool will need basic cleaning of its smooth, nonporous surface.

A damp rag and simple pool cleaner will suffice.

It requires less brushing than a concrete pool, but you will still need to partake in the entire traditional surface skimming to eradicate floating bugs and other debris.

You will also meed to use a pool vacuum to suck up dirt that has sunk to the bottom.

Remember to include your pool pavers on the cleaning list as a build-up of moss can cause your pavers to become dangerously slippery.

Plus, pool pavers look better when they’re kept clean.

  1. Water Chemistry

You should regularly check your water chemistry to ensure that it is at appropriate and recommended levels.

You need to check on levels for things like free chlorine, calcium hardness, pH, total alkalinity and cyanuric acid.

Thankfully, fibreglass pools tend to require less chemical adjustment because the inert surfaces don’t affect the water chemistry.

  1. Pool Filter

All pools need a good filter system, and fibreglass pools only need one filter circulation per day to keep the water clear and clean.

On comparison to other types of pools, this can save you lots of energy, and in turn, money.

The volume of your pool divided by the filtration rate of your system equals how many hours you need to run your filter for.

  1. Water Level

You need to make sure that your pool water stays above the skimmer at all times.

This maintains enough weight to balance out the upward pressure of any ground water that might occur.

Water washing over your pool pavers is simply a waste of water.

While you can easily carry out these chores by yourself, why not ask the professionals from Darwin Fibreglass Pools & Spas to maintain your pool for you.

Experts in fibreglass pools, pool paving and fencing, the team at Darwin Fibreglass Pools & Spas is waiting for your call on (08) 8947 1192.

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Benefits of a Fibreglass Pool


Written by Darwin Fibreglass Pools & Spas