Most pool owners simply want to enjoy their pool especially when it comes to a hot day. The idea of cleaning a pool and regularly managing the chemical balance can seem like an arduous task. Most pool owners are simply interested in getting into their pool and relaxing with a cold drink without all of the labor involved. One of the biggest problems that can occur in pool ownership happens when it’s not properly taken care of. When a pool experiences problems with cleanliness or a major algae outbreak, the amount of cleaning that you’ll have to do to keep it up can take extra hours away from your enjoyment. Here are some of the five most common pool care mistakes so you can prevent extra labor and cleaning:
Expecting Your Pool To Be Like a Waterpark
Getting use and enjoyment out of your pool is important but if you regularly have people dropping by and using your pool or you’re ignoring your ongoing pool maintenance, it can run into problems fast. Having a pool in your backyard isn’t like going to a water park, it still requires ongoing work to maintain it. You get to play the role of guest and staff member.
Letting Pets In Your Pool
Letting your pets go for a swim can help to cool them down but if you make it a regular occurrence, it can put some extra strain on your skimmer and pump. Cleaning the basket and filter every day to make sure that debris doesn’t build up in your swimming pool can be important. It’s also wise to consider spraying down your pet before they get into the pool so they don’t track anything in.
Not Running The Pump Enough
Swimming pools are designed to run regularly and keep themselves clean. If you’re trying to turn off the pool pump to save power, it might end up damaging your pool in the end. Most excerpts recommend running your pool pump at least 7-8 hours a day at minimum. If you’re starting to see some extra algae or debris buildup, it might be wise for you to consider running it a bit more often. If you’re experiencing a major problem with algae you’re going to need to run your pool the full 24 hours a day until you start to see improvement.
Using The Wrong Chemicals or Pool Filter
If your pool filter isn’t calibrated well and you’re not regularly checking on the chemicals, you could be working at regularly pumping to breeze through your pool and causing havoc with the cleanliness of the water. Make sure to ask an expert for advice on the ideal type of chemicals that you should be using and how you can better manage the chemistry in your pool. Get advice on the right type of cartridge filter and the ideal pump that will be able to suit your pool as well.
Using The Right Algaecide And Shock When Needed
Algaecides are also known as a yellow treat and there are many types of algae. Making sure that you’re using the ideal type of chemicals to treat the algae in your pool can be crucial. If you’re going to be using the wrong chemicals, it’s likely that you’re just pumping extra costs into your pool and having the algae blooms continue to spread. Shocking your pool with the right chemicals can also be important. By using the right shock and the right algaecide, you can make sure that the chemicals can circulate well throughout your pool and kill off the debris and infestation that you might be facing.
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