Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips for Safety and Longevity

August 24, 2021

After installing a beautiful, well-designed swimming pool on your home property, be sure to maintain it well. You want to ensure that your swimming pool continues to operate at the ultimate levels of effectiveness over time. You also want to make sure that your swimming pool works safely and efficiently.

Maintenance Tips for Swimming Pool Safety and Longevity

Valuable tips for maintaining your home swimming pool for top-grade safety and longevity include the following:

  • Perform General Pool Cleaning. To prevent extra stress on your pool pump and filter, use a hand skimmer to clear debris from the water every two or three days. By removing leaves, twigs and larger items of debris in this way, you can prevent them from clogging the pool filter. Also, take time to clear your pump strainer as needed.
  • Clean the Pool Filter. Regardless of what type of pool filter you have, it must be kept clean to work properly. DE (diatomaceous earth) and sand filters or cartridges all need to be clear and well maintained. Be sure to review the maintenance recommendations for your specific filter.

In general, you should clear your pool's filter following heavy rainstorms and whenever you notice a change in the flow and pressure. Although regular cleaning is important, you should refrain from cleaning the filter more often than every two to three days.

  • Monitor the Pressure Gauge. By monitoring your swimming pool setup's pressure gauge, you can ensure that it operates steadily. You should check the gauge once every week for high levels of functionality. Monitor the PSI (pounds per square inch) as well.

Since each pool has a unique PSI, yours will not be the same as the PSI for your neighbour’s pool. Yet it is important to ensure that your pool's PSI readings remain consistent. If these readings change significantly, ask your local swimming pool designers and installers to examine your pool for any problems.

  • Check Gaskets and O-Rings. Since gaskets and O-rings are necessary for sealing your pool to safeguard against leaks, keep them in good condition. They should be well-lubricated to work effectively, and older ones need periodic replacement.

The O-rings are located in multiple areas, including your pool's filter head, filter valve, chlorinator, skimmer and different unions and fittings. Review the documents about different areas of your pool equipment. By doing this, you can see the exact placement of gaskets and O-rings. You can also obtain advice concerning maintaining and replacing these items.

  • Test Chlorine Levels.Healthy chlorine levels in your pool water are essential for maintaining fresh, clean water. Yet too much chlorine can result in skin or eye irritations for swimmers and can damage your pool.

Of course, you need sufficient amounts of chlorine in pool water to prevent the growth and accumulation of bacteria. By testing the pool water pH levels on a regular schedule, you can ensure a healthy swimming environment.

For expert advice, consult our professionals at Delorenzo Pools located in Skye, Victoria, and serving all of Melbourne and surrounding regions. Our experienced team can offer top-rated advice and maintenance services for ensuring the safety and longevity of your home swimming pool.

 

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