Are you among the homeowners who have a pool on their property? If so, then you’re familiar with the maintenance requirements that pools have. The effort put into maintaining a pool is definitely worth it in the end, but that’s only true if you perform maintenance procedures properly. Unfortunately, there are mistakes that can occur during pool maintenance that could negatively affect your pool. Here are pool maintenance errors that could happen and what you can do to make sure they don’t.
Not Acknowledging Alkalinity and pH Levels
Your pool can only remain healthy if you maintain a healthy pH level. Pools with below-average pH levels are acidic, and if the pH levels are too high, alkalinity could become an issue. You want to find a pH level right in the middle for optimal pool health. Otherwise, your liner, pool pump, filter, and pool equipment could all sustain damage.
To ensure your pool has an ideal pH level, you should test the water regularly as part of your pool maintenance routines. There are alkalinity and pH increasers you can use if you find that the pH levels of your pool aren’t where they should be.
Shocking Your Pool During the Day
Shocking your pool is helpful for removing chloramines that can bother the eyes and skin, and it can help ensure your pool has optimal chlorine levels. We don’t advise shocking your pool during the day, however, as this makes shocking less efficient than it otherwise would be. Unstabilized chlorine can be burnt off by the sun, making it more difficult for shocking to be done effectively. To make this part of pool maintenance as successful as possible, pool shocking is best done at night, roughly one time every week.
Running Your Pool Filter for Fewer Than Eight Hours Every Day
If you don’t run your pool filter for a minimum of eight hours every day, your pool will become littered with different contaminants and pests. Fortunately, this is a simple enough pool maintenance error to resolve. Simply run your pump and filter for the required eight hours on a daily basis. With that said, this time frame can vary slightly based on your pool’s size, but eight hours is a fairly safe rule of thumb.
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