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Summer time equals pool time!

Updated: Oct 29, 2021

Are you a first- time pool owner this summer? Have you always wanted a pool but now that you finally have one, need help getting started? Pools are super fun for the whole family but they must be maintained in order to be able to swim in them. We have put together a few tips on important pool maintenance. With these tips, you will be able to take care of your pool and make sure it is always ready for you to dive right in!

Water Quality

If you have a chlorine pool, you need to keep the chlorine levels consistent at all times. Water quality should be checked at least once per week during the summer months, but you can do it more often. The pH level should always stay between 7.4 and 7.6. If the chemicals are not correct in your pool, it could lead to calcium buildup around the sides of the pool, harbor bacteria, look murky, and be dangerous to swim in.

Clean the Filter, Baskets, and Collection Pots

Just like anything with a filter, a pool filter must also be cleaned regularly. The filter needs to be cleaned out every 3-6 months and check after a heavy storm. The hair and lint pot need to be cleaned out of the pool’s pump. This cleaning needs to be done every 2 weeks and checked often.

Leaves, bugs, and debris often collect on the surface of the pool. No one likes swimming in a dirty pool so just keep your skimmer close by! Skimming normally needs to be done every day in order to keep your pool looking fantastic. About every 2 weeks, your pool will also need a good scrubbing on the sides in order to keep the algae from growing.

It is also recommended to get a Professional Servicing once a year. If you need help getting in touch with pool professionals, let me know and I can help you find the perfect professionals. Thank you for all of your referrals and suggestions on Blog Topics. Let me know what you would like to read about next by sending me an email at

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