The spring season has finally made an appearance which means that you’ll want to start getting your pool prepared for swimming season. Check out these pool cleaning tips to ensure that your favorite swimmers will be able to jump right in once the temperatures heat up!
Around the Pool
Regardless of what order you prefer to do your spring pool cleaning, assigning time for around the pool is just as important as cleaning the pool itself. Be sure that you trim branches and cut back any shrubs that are growing too close to your pool. Give a simple sweep to all the leaves and debris that may have fallen around your pool during the fall and winter months.
The Pool Cover
Your pool cover has done a great job at keeping debris out of your pool, but that means that there is probably a fair amount on top of the cover. Use your push broom to remove any leaves and other debris that have taken up residence on your pool cover. Be sure not to use anything that can puncture or damage the cover. A sump pump will be useful for removing any water that has pooled up on the surface. If you have a solid safety cover, you can spray it down with your garden hose to remove any remaining dirt and grime. If you don’t, you will need to remove the cover before spraying it down so the dirt does not seep into the pool water below. Once the cover is off the pool, it is a good idea to clean the cover again before you put it away for the season. Bioguard’s Stow Away is a strong cleaner, safe for any cover.
Once the pool is on and has been circulating for over 48 hours, the chemicals can be added. Bring us in a sample of water, and we can set you up with everything you need to get the water sparkling clear! Once the water is balanced and clean, there are even chemicals that can keep it crystal clear and algae free all season long. Ask us about Pool Complete and Optimizer Plus!
Cloudy and Algae Water
Sometimes when a pool is opened the water can be cloudy and/or green. While these are fixable issues, they do take more steps and time to clean up. Running the filtration system is extremely important, as is correct chemical treatment and cleaning the filters. This process may take a few weeks to complete, but with the help of constant filtration and proper chemical maintenance, we can get your pool back up and running!
Use a scrub brush or mitt with a pool surface cleaner like Off the Wall to wash the tile or water lines of the pool. Use a vacuum to get those leaves and other debris from the bottom of the pool and a pool brush to scrub the side of the pool still in water. Ensure that you clean away all traces of algae on the sides of the pool. Remember that you cannot completely drain your pool for cleaning. An empty pool will cause the bottom to become very unstable.
Spring Cleaning with Regina Pools & Spas
Let us help you open your pool this year! Our service team is here to help! At Regina Pools & Spas, located in Timonium, MD, customers have designed the way our business is run and have shaped our unique service philosophy: “Do it when they want, the way they want, and with what they want.” We hope to care for each person throughout the many years that they enjoy our products. We have an outstanding record with Maryland Home Improvement Commission and have won diverse awards and recognitions for our pools and spas, including being the first Maryland pool company in the Aqua 100 Hall of Fame. Stop by our showroom or contact us by calling 410-252-5116 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, and Houzz!