Every year, more than one hundred thousand families in the US become owners of a newly installed inground pool. If you’ve just installed one, congratulations! It’s most certainly something that will become the central point of all parties and family gatherings. However, keep in mind that owning a pool requires regular upkeep, and it starts with avoiding maintenance mistakes.
It comes as no surprise that in San Diego, the best pool builders are sought after not only for pool installation, but also for maintenance advice and help. If you’re a new owner, safety-proofing your pool if you have children should be at the top of your priority list. Next comes proper maintenance. To ensure the longevity of your pool as well as the well-being of everyone who uses it, read on for the most common maintenance mistakes to avoid!
What are the most common pool maintenance mistakes?
Pool maintenance might seem easy at first. Just fill the pool with water, and once in a while, clean it from fallen debris. And to some extent, this is the gist of it. Here are the most common mistakes new owners tend to make when trying to keep their pool in perfect shape:
Not monitoring the water’s pH levels
Your pool water’s pH level is one of the most important indicators of whether or not the water is okay or not. Keeping balanced pH levels is crucial, not only for the safety of all your family members that use the pool, but also for the longevity of all the pool equipment that filters and pumps the water around.
Low pH levels indicate acidity. Over time, this acidity will start to eat at all the metal parts in the filtration of the water circulation systems. This can create huge problems that you can easily avoid by proper and regular monitoring of the pH levels.
There are numerous tools that you can buy to test your water’s chemical composition. Keeping your water balanced is as easy as buying chemicals, properly dosing them, and adding them to your pool’s water. Also, most of the pH level regulating chemicals come with instructions on how to properly dose them, so you do not need to worry about that.
Not cleansing the pool after heavy use
Every time the pool gets used, the water gets dirty. Even if your family members are the only ones who use the pool, eventually the water will get dirty and algae will start to form. Now, imagine what would happen after a big pool birthday party. Checking the water’s pH levels after heavy use is a necessity. Even if the chemistry is in order, brushing the pool, as well as adding an algaecide, is a good idea.
Similarly, if you let your pets in the pool, you’ll need to check the water’s chemical composition every couple of days. But unlike humans, pets, or rather their fur, pose a threat to the pool filtration system. You’ll need to check your filter every morning and collect all the loose hair accumulated in the filtration system during the night.
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