Its the first few days of Spring, almost time to get your bathers on again – and time to make sure your pool is ready when you are!

If you have been neglecting your pool a bit this winter, never fear, you’re not alone! Most Australian pools don’t have their water balanced correctly during the winter – meaning that they aren’t safe to swim in! So now that we have started putting our winter coats away and started thinking about our summer wardrobe, it’s a good idea to get that pool sanitised and ready for swimming as soon as you are!

  1. Take a closer look at your fence and gate, and make sure everything is in order. Sometimes the self-closing locks can be touchy after winter when there’s been no use, a squirt of WD40 may be in order.
  2. Assuming that you have had a cover on your pool (which we highly recommend), sweep or blow any leaves or debris off the cover before you remove it, you don’t want that getting in the pool!
  3. Most people will need to start with a ‘shock’ treatment – (some of you may have had one when you took the cover off). Collect a water sample and take it to your local pool shop, who will tell you exactly what chemicals you need to get your water balanced.
  4. Check your pool equipment is working correctly. If anything looks, smells or sounds funny call in a professional. Make sure to clean out your pump baskets and lubricate your O Rings.
  5. If you have a sand filter, its time to start backwashing. If its a cartridge filter, you will want to get it out and give it a clean.
  6. Set your filter to operate 6-8 hours a day – its best to set it during the hottest part of the day if you have a pool cover on. This prevents any damage to your cover from a buildup of chlorine gas.
  7. Finally – thoroughly clean the pool, making sure to crush and vacuum the floor and the walls.

After you’ve finished the pool spring clean – it’s time to jump in!

If you want some more information about how to maintain your pool over summer Click Here

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