Is there anything better than diving into a perfectly-heated swimming pool on a warm summer day in the UK? How about when you don’t even have to leave your own garden to do so? While having a swimming pool may provide the perfect excuse to spend time outside, throw parties, have your friends over for a swim followed by some drinks, and get the whole family together, it also comes with some responsibility if you want to keep it nice enough to actually use it often.Here are some of our top tips to follow to maintain your home swimming pool.
Keep it covered
When you’re not using your pool, it is beneficial to keep it covered. While you might not necessarily like the look of your pool cover, or you find it a hassle to roll the cover off and replace it after your swim, in the long term, keeping one on offers a lot more pros than cons.
Not only will your pool cover help to keep the water cleaner, but it will also reduce the leaf load – which in turn will be less work for your filters and pumps. An additional advantage of using a cover includes that it will help to eliminate evaporation. If you have been experiencing water loss due to evaporation, you may also have to spend more money by topping up your water levels with the hose. Making use of a cover will ensure that your water bill isn’t as expensive. A solar cover will even help to increase the water temperature!
Keep it clean
When it comes to pool maintenance, one of the most important things you can do is keep it clean. You’ve invested in your pool, and you want to be able to use it regularly. In order to keep it functioning all year long, keep it in pristine condition by blasting any dirt away with the likes of SGS Engineering’s pressure washer. By keeping it in tip-top shape, you will be helping to prolong the life of the pool and prevent any health risks –after all, nobody wants to swim in water that has the wrong pH or is filled with too many chemicals.
Keep an eye on the pump and filter
Your pump and filter play very important roles in keeping your pool clean. While the pump sucks in the water, the filter’s job is to clean it, ensuring that all nasty particles are filtered out. This water is then pushed back into your pool, and the circulation is vital in order to keep it as clean as possible.
Make sure that you understand the purpose of your pool’s pump and use it effectively. Setting it on a timer, for example, will help to reduce the cost of your energy bill.
By following all of these tips, you will be able to use your (clean) pool, as and when you wish! Keeping on top of the maintenance of your swimming pool will also ensure that you can continue to use it for years to come.
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