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!
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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