Pool Water Maintenance: All You Need to Know

What-is-the-best-type-of-pool-waterMany people that decide to install a new pool in their backyard simply have no idea how to maintain it. And more importantly, they may not know how to care for the pool water, which in general is very easy!

Most homeowners will turn to a pool contractor in San Diego to not only keep their pool’s mechanical parts in perfect condition but also to keep their pool water pH levels in proper ranges. If you have some prior knowledge on how to maintain your pool, keeping your pool water perfectly safe to swim in should be fairly easy. Keep reading to learn how!

What is the best type of pool water?

This is a fairly simple question that doesn’t really have a clear answer. The best answer would be – the one that is safe to swim in. But, what that entails exactly is another question entirely.

Having clean pool water is imperative for all pool owners. By keeping it perfectly balanced you ensure the safety of your family that will ultimately swim in it. Therefore, regular check-ups and maintenance are a must.

Granted, caring for the pool water is not that hard. All you have to keep in mind is that you should:

Regularly balance the pool water

What this means is that you should regularly check the water’s chemistry levels. Keep them all within normal parameters.

The most common being: pH level, alkalinity, and water hardness. For each of these there’s a measuring tool that you can easily purchase in your local pool maintenance store. For example, to maintain proper pH levels, you simply add different chemicals to pool water that increase or decrease the pH level, and that’s it. Yes, it’s that easy.

And the other two are maintained basically in the same way. So, saying that you have no time for water balancing cannot be an acceptable excuse anymore.

Check your filter and your water pump every so often

Simply keeping an eye on your pool’s “heart”, the pump, is going to prolong its life. Noticing unusual noises or leaks early on, can save you from a lot of trouble. A completely failed pump or completely clogged up filter can cause many other problems like cracked or broken pipes, or valves, that take a lot more time and money to fix.

Your pool filter filters out any fallen debris like leaves and grass. Your water pump ensures the constant circulation of water in the pool, which in turn evenly distributes the chemicals, like chlorine, throughout the pool.

Should pool water be clear or blue?

Yes, it’s true. Most pools appear to have blue water. And, let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than diving into that crisp blue water. However, the truth is that the healthy pool has clear water, which means that there is basically no such thing as blue pool water.

The only reason we perceive the water to be blue basically comes down to its molecular structure. It absorbs some part of the light from the red spectrum, and, therefore, reflects more colors from the blue spectrum, making pool water or any large, clear body of water appear blue in nature.

Which pool contractor in San Diego & the vicinity offers high-quality services?

Even though caring for your swimming pool isn’t necessarily hard, there’s no shame in not wanting or having the time to deal with it. And you can agree, relaxing or taking a swim in your crystal clear pool is much better than going to the Pacific Beach, or any other.

Call So Cal Custom Pools and Spas, and we’ll take care of all your swimming pool problems and needs. Whether it is brand-new pool installation, maintenance, or just water balancing that you need, you can count on us. Contact us today!

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