Pool Maintenance Guide for Beginners

Check out our helpful pool maintenance guide for beginners.

Check out our helpful pool maintenance guide for beginners.

Maintaining a clean and healthy pool requires more than just filling it with water and jumping in. If you’re a new pool owner, be sure to refer to this beginner’s guide for maintaining your pool this season.

Required Equipment

One of the most essential pieces of equipment for pool upkeep is a cover. The cover will keep all kinds of debris out of your pool water, making maintenance and cleaning much easier, and it’s also crucial for the safety of children and pets. The next piece of equipment that you’ll likely get a lot of use out of is a skimmer net. You’ll use it to remove debris, dead insects, toys, and anything else you want out of the water. During the swimming season, you’ll probably use the skimmer net every day before you jump in. Finally, for more thorough cleaning, use an automatic pool vacuum to clean the bottom of your pool. These vacuums remove debris from the floor of the pool with just the press of a button. Some vacuums can even clean the walls and scrub the waterline tiles.

Water Circulation

Water that constantly circulates through your pool system will remain cleaner and cooler. The pool pump is the component that’s responsible for the circulation. It also helps make sure that the chemicals you use will be evenly distributed throughout the pool. The water will be moved through the filter and back. It’s essential that your pool pump is the appropriate size for the gallonage of your pool.

Pool Cleaning

Ensure that your pool’s filtration system is properly installed and working. It will keep your pool water clear of debris and undissolved dirt. One of the available options is the sand filter, which removes dirt by passing the water through sand. Cartridge filters use cleanable fabric to trap dirt and debris as water passes through. Diatomaceous earth filters use a powder to attract dirt and debris as the water passes through.  

Essential Chemicals

Keeping a pool healthy and clean is a combination of good cleaning habits, preventative maintenance, and essential chemicals. The chemistry of your pool should be tested on a weekly basis. The pH level should remain between 7.4 and 7.6. Test strips or kits will help reveal your pool’s pH level, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and sanitation levels.

Pool Maintenance with Regina Pools & Spas

Let us help you maintain 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 sales@reginapoolsandspas.com. Don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagramGoogle+, and Houzz!

 

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