5 Common Pool Water Maintenance Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Keeping your pool water please is essential but are you doing it right?
When it comes to keeping our pool, water clean many of us don’t know where to start. We are confined to following the manufacturers advice because we simply don’t know any other way. If you want to avoid some of the most common pool water maintenance mistakes, take our advice and read the guidelines within this article.
Without further ado, here are the top 5 most common pool water maintenance mistakes and what you can do to make sure they don’t happen to you.
5 Common Pool Water Maintenance Mistakes
Pool water maintenance mistakes are easier to avoid if you can recognize them. To this end, we have placed the top five of them in this article for you to review.
1 – Not contacting professionals
When you are confused about how to take care of your pool water, you can call in a professional. They can help you by maintaining your pool water or by teaching you how to do so yourself. Professional full maintenance services exist expressly to save you the cost the of having to replace either your full filter or other parts.
Pool maintenance is essential and if you don’t do it hire in someone who will. Natural pool water treatment is best left to professionals if you don’t know what you are doing.
2 – Not tending to the pH levels
If you decide not to bother tending to the pH levels of your pool, you can be certain of problems down the line. If your pools pH is too acidic it might damage your skin. Similarly, if your pools pH isn’t acidic enough, then your water isn’t properly protected. Unprotected water means damage to your pool equipment. From kids toys to the filters, your pool is in danger due to the difference and acidity.
Just like the sun damages plastic goods, so too will acidic water eat away at your pool furniture. Avoid this by tending the pH levels as is mapped out in the manufacturer’s handbook.
3 – Not running the pool filter long enough
If you decide to try and save money by switching the pool filter off when the pool is not in use, your risk damaging your pumps. You never know what might fall into your pool when you are not there. Leaves, dirt, and debris are all able to damage your equipment. The pool can be contaminated, or worse. Something could drown in your pool, and your filter could be off.
This problem has an amazingly easy fix. Your pool and filters need to be on and running for at least 8 hours a day, but preferably more, to keep you safe.
4 – Not using pool shock correctly
Pool shock is concentrated chlorine which is added to the pool to give it a boost of cleanliness. If you are using pool shock, you should avoid swimming in your pool for a few hours afterwards. Chlorine will bleach everything in its path. Make sure the pool is empty when you add it to the water.
We advise that you dissolve the pool shock in a few liters of water, instead of adding it directly to your pool water. This gives the cleaner the ability to disperse more evenly. In turn, it will keep you and your family safe.
5 – Backwashing too much
Backwashing your pool too often or several times in a row too closer together, can cause you problems. You can use excessive amounts of water, around 500 liters of water each time depending on the size of your pool. Although at is an important feature for keeping your pool clean, backwashing should only ever be used in moderation.
If you can follow these five pool water maintenance tips, then you should find yourself with a clean pool.