Maintenance Procedures on Swimming Pools
Having a swimming pool in your yard is likely to be an expensive undertaking, not just of the cost of its structure, but that you have to be responsible in spending maintenance pool products to extend the life of the pool’s internal and external parts and this includes spending to keep the pool water safe and chemically balanced. It is generally standard procedure in the basic care of swimming pools to always check on the quality of water on the pool, using appropriate instruments to see if it still registers 100 parts per million (ppm) which is the standard alkaline reading or if it has maintained its pH value of a range of 7.4 to 7.6 level, any of these should make the water safe for use; however, if the reading results have deviated, then the water is not safe for use and must be properly treated, as this will cause many unpleasant results for swimming pool users, such as the following: presence of germs and bacteria in the pool since the chlorine composition is insufficient; pool water may cause skin and eye irritations, corrosive factor may be high, thus, pool parts, such as liners, handrails, ladders, and pump may begin to corrode; and if the water looks cloudy, that could mean a high in calcium, but if calcium is also low may result in the pool’s plaster damage.
Most outside swimming pools are covered during the setting in of other seasons, like autumn and winter, and officially opens at the start of spring break until summer, therefore, such seasonal occurrences must have always a scheduled maintenance service done before the pool’s usual opening use, to put into a maintenance perspective how pools should be cared for, such as the following three aspects: removal of plant debris found on the pool’s deck or patio or even on top of the pool cover and afterwards a cleanup drive of all areas surrounding the pool; checking on pool supplies including its expiration dates; removing and draining of water stagnating on top of the pool cover before finally removing the entire cover, seeing to it that the stagnant water does not mix with the pool water, followed by thorough cleaning of the pool cover.
Things to consider about maintaining the swimming pool’s water level: it is important that swimming pool skimmers, which are used to filter or catch any floating pool debris work best when the water level is found either one-third or one-half going way up the opening of the skimmer, otherwise, add water to maintain the pool’s standard water level because if the water is too low there is likely a chance that air can be sucked into the system thus burning up the pool’s filter pump motor. Part of a pool’s maintenance care is either requiring for an automatic swimming pool cleaner, which is costly, or adopting to vacuum the pool with a special pool vacuum equipment, doing this task above ground and in-ground of the drained swimming pool, moving the vacuum like doing so on a rug and if the pool is especially dirty, empty the pump strainer during this process.