5 tips for the maintenance of your pool

09 March 2018

Maintenance of your pool is very important for the proper operation of the technical installation. A properly maintained pool also brings down the maintenance cost. Not only will you use less maintenance products, you will also have a lower energy bill. So all tips are more than welcome!

Testing the pool water pH and chlorine levels

  • Regularly test pool water
  • Use proper pool water tester

 

It is best to test the pool water on a regular basis. Especially when the pool is used daily or for a prolonged period (e.g. on hot summer days), it is best to daily check the pool's pH and chlorine levels. If you act fast and always add pH or chlorine to the water in good time, you can reduce the consumption of these products.

For proper maintenance of the pool, you need to use a proper pool water tester. Ideally, the tester is able to immediately test 2 to 3 parameters, which should certainly include chlorine and pH!

Testing the pool water pH and chlorine levels
Vacuuming the pool

Vacuuming the pool

  • Fewer dirt and debris = clear pool water
  • Improved operation of technical installation

 

Vacuuming the pool is important not only for the pool but also for the owner. No one wants to swim in dirty pool water.

Regularly vacuuming the pool removes the dirt particles from the water. With a manual pool vacuum, the particles go to the filter system; with an automatic pool robot, they are deposited in the filter cartridge. The cartridge must therefore be regularly rinsed.

If your pool is clean, the technical installation will be able to filter the water in less time. This allows you to spare the filter system. The result: less energy usage and longer service life.

Maintaining the filter

  • Remove dirt particles from filter
  • Improved filter operation

 

It cannot be stressed enough that you should also maintain your filter system by adequately rinsing it. A filter rinse is necessary when the pressure in the filter exceeds 1 bar. Make sure to check this weekly!

Rinsing the filter provides it with a breath of fresh air, as it were. The dirt particles disappear and the filter can again remove all dirt particles from the pool.  The result: clear pool water.

Covering the pool water

  • Fewer dirt particles in the water
  • Heating energy cost savings

 

There are also a few simple precautions to facilitate the maintenance of your pool. One is covering the pool water when it is not in use. As a result, fewer dirt particles will end up in the pool water.

In addition, a pool cover helps reduce the heating costs of your pool. A pool cover enables the water to retain heat and prevents it from cooling rapidly at the surface. The result: the heating system will not have to work as hard and the cost savings will show up in your energy bill!

Covering the pool water

Rinse before swimming

  • Fewer dirt particles in the pool.

 

The last pool water maintenance tip is also the simplest. Before you jump into the pool, have a quick rinse under a shower. This will prevent secondary contamination of the pool. In other words, dandruff, loose hairs, etc. will not end up in your pool.

As a result, there will be fewer dirt particles in the water. Those dirt particles will cause the chlorine level to drop and make the pool water look unclear. A quick rinse before swimming therefore results not only in clearer pool water but also in reduced consumption of maintenance products.