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Pool Maintenance 101 – Regular Care

It’s fair to say that having a swimming pool in your garden opens up a lot of fun and enjoyment in your life, but at the same time, it also presents a lot of responsibility as well.

Something so large, and something in need of so much care, simply cannot be left to its own devices with things like mother nature and the surrounding environment having something to say.

Taking regular care of your pool is just as important as the leisure time that you spend in it, after all, you can’t have one without the other!

Here at Darwin Pools, we firmly believe that if you upkeep the basic, tried and tested maintenance of your swimming pool, you will rarely have any real problems.

Here is a little rundown of pool maintenance 101!

1. Once A Week

The things that you should be doing once a week include brushing the walls and using a pool vacuum to clean the floors.

Adding the specific amount of algae preventer to the water to make sure that your pool stays are bacteria free as possible.

2. Twice A Week

Pool maintenance jobs that you should do twice a week include using test strips to check and maintain the chemical balance of the water.

Test to see if the chlorine level is still healthy.

Empty the skimmer basket, and make sure to skim all of the leaves, insects and other debris that might have been left floating on the water’s surface.

3. Monthly

Something that you should do once a month is to take a water sample and send it to a professional water testing service for a complete chemical analysis to make sure that there isn’t anything hiding that you need to worry about.

4. Extras

As an extra task, clean your filter with a filter cleaner at least twice a year to get rid of oils and grease that have accumulated.

Also, always remember to recheck your pool water especially after windy or rainy days.

Hopefully, these tips will help you to keep your pool in best condition possible for as long as possible, but if you should ever run into a problem at home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and allow our team of experts to take over.

There isn’t a pool maintenance issue we have encountered yet that we couldn’t solve in good time!



Written by Darwin Fibreglass Pools & Spas