Make the most of your pool this summer with an easy 4 step program that will help put you pool/spa in good stead for the summer and keep your it looking great! Plus, with regular water testing, balancing and maintenance will ensure your pool it’s always ready to go during the hottest time of the year.
If you would like a personalised pool maintenance plan, head in store and we can advise on the easiest and most cost-effective way to maintain your pool this Summer.
Step 1: Remove your Pool Cover
If you haven’t already, the warmer weather means it’s time to take off your pool cover so you can dive in whenever you’re ready. You will need to drain off any water, dirt and debris that has collected on the cover, and try to not let any go back into the pool, as these contaminants not only look unsightly, though lots of debris can promote algae growth. Once you’ve pulled the cover off, give it a good clean with the hose and store it away out of the sun which will increase it's life.
Step 2: Check the Water Level
If your water level is low, give your pool a top-up from the hose. Ensure the level is at least half way up the skimmer opening to allow for proper circulation.
Step 3: Get your Water Tested
Once you’ve topped up your water levels, allow your pool pump & filter to circulate the water for 24-48 hours. Fill a water sample bottle (at elbow depth), then visit us for a state of the art water test and grab the required chemicals to balance.
If you’d prefer to undertake the water testing yourself, we recommend using the Biolab 6 in 1 Test Kit or Biolab Test Strips that we stock in-store. Healthy pool water has a free chlorine level of between 1-3ppm and a pH of 7.4-7.6 (*this will differ for fibreglass pools)
Step 4: Check the Pump, Filter, and Skimmer Basket
Give all your pool equipment a once-over and make sure everything is in good working order. If you come across any damage or something that just doesn’t look right, take a photo of it and come in to see us for assistance, alternatively, you can book one of our service technicians to come to you.
We also recommend using BioGuard Filter Brite™ to clean and sanitise your filter. It restores your filter’s efficiency by removing scale and rust deposits, greases, oils, and organic wastes. It will also extend the life of your filter!
By following this simple maintenance program at the beginning of summer, it will ensure your pool water is healthy and sparkling over the warmer months.
If you’d like to know more, or just need some expert advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us in person, on the phone or online.