The very phrase “pool maintenance” may sound like a collection of undesirable chores. But in reality, this maintenance is comprised of a few simple tasks for keeping a clean pool. Tasks that can easily be divided up across the month. Easily done in a couple of minutes in most cases. As long as you make a good schedule and stick to it.
Brush and skim your pool at least once per week. And be sure to get to all the hard to reach spots, like behind the ladder, the corners, and stairs
After a good brush and skimming, follow up with a thorough vacuum to get the remaining debris on the pool floor. Vacuum at least once a week, but twice is even better.
With regular pool use, you should test and balance your water at least once per week. This will prevent any major chemical level drops or spikes from taking place.
Shock your pool once per week. But to keep your chemical levels in check consistently, be sure to shock your pool after heavy swims or pool parties.
Your pool pump may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think “pool maintenance”. But it may be the most important part of this all. Because it’s your pool pump that keeps your water circulating. Which allows water to regularly filter and chemicals to evenly distributed.
Run your pool pump at least 8 hours a day (preferably at night).
Your pool heater is your first line of defense against those surprise cold fronts throughout the year. And who wants to stop swimming over a little breeze? Your pool heater processes the same water that’s moved through your pool system by the pool pump. And more importantly, it keeps your water warm and comfortable throughout the year. If it were to stop working or encounter problems, it can affect your pool system.
Check the condition of all your pool equipment at least once per month.