Maintenance Tips for a Clean and Sparkling Pool

    Maintenance Tips for a Clean and Sparkling Pool

    Aug 17, 2018

    Summer is finally here. Is your pool ready for your family gatherings and endless games of Marco Polo? Follow our maintenance tips for a sparkling pool so you can enjoy yours all summer long.

    Keep it full

    Draining your pool under the wrong conditions can cause structural and liner damage. It’s best to keep it full unless you have serious repairs that need to be made or you need to dilute the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).

    Clean it up

    Whether you’re using a pool sweep or you are the pool sweep, maintaining your pool will keep it in tiptop condition.

    • Automatic skimmer - These robotic cleaners work around the clock to scoop up leaves, bugs, and dirt so debris doesn’t sit on the bottom of your pool. And the best part is: you don’t have to lift a finger! Just let it run and empty the tray every few days.
    • Skim the surface - Use a leaf skimmer every day or two to catch debris that lay on the surface of the water.
    • Clean the filter - The 3 main types of filters are Cartridge, Sand, and Diatomaceous Earth. Each requires different cleaning methods. There’s a lot to learn about pool filters, so dive right in at You’ll find great step-by-step instructions for all types of filter cleaning.

    Check the pH & chlorine levels

    Check the chemistry of your pool on a weekly basis to ensure the pH and chlorine are at the recommended levels for killing bacteria, preventing corrosion, and keeping the water sanitary.

    • pH level - The pH measures the acidity of the pool water. The pH scale goes from 0-14: pH of 7 – neutral, pH above 7 – basic, pH below 7 – acidic. We recommend keeping your pH range at 7.4. This is good for chlorine disinfection and prevents cloudiness, pool liner damage, and skin and eye irritation.
    • Chlorine - It’s one of the most important chemicals to monitor and can be quite the balancing act. Keeping your pool clean and pathogen free requires more than dumping a ton of chemicals into it. We recommend keeping your chlorine level between 1.0-3.0 ppm (parts per million). It’s key to maintaining a healthy pool and preventing irritated skin and eyes.

    The ultimate key to keeping a clean and healthy pool is consistency. Establish a weekly routine for cleaning and testing your pool and stick with it!