If enjoying the joys of swimming is a pleasure, maintaining it is much less pleasant. However, one does not go without the other. Impossible to swim in an unmaintained swimming pool. And if the swimming season is reduced to the period of sunny days, the maintenance of the basin must be carried out throughout the year. However, to make this necessity an activity that does not take the form of a chore, here are our 10 tips, tricks and advice that will help you make your job easier!
Tip n ° 1: check your equipment regularly
The swimming pool is a whole, it is a basin whose equipment and accessories have a use. If one of them malfunctions, the fragile balance of the pool is upset. It is therefore important to regularly check the condition of your equipment. Throughout the period of use of the pool, you will not necessarily have the time to carry out all the stages of a complete maintenance; a glance every now and then is essential to make sure everything is working properly.
Take advantage of winter to take the time to carefully check each of your pool equipment. Liner, filtration, gaskets, pump, various accessories, technical room… it’s the right time to check everything and repair or replace what needs to be done. Your pond will be ready to use and you will save yourself a lot of hassle afterwards.
Tip 2: replace defective equipment
As part of your check, be sure to replace defective parts without delay. No need to wait for the pool to start up again in the spring if your check is carried out in winter, or even if a failure occurs in the middle of the swimming season. Better to take the lead and replace the part or equipment that is malfunctioning. Indeed, be aware that a fragile or worn part will break and no longer function in a more or less short time. It is better to act before you get stuck, you will avoid many problems and especially more expensive repairs if the failure damages your pool or its equipment.
Tip n ° 3: check the condition of your water regularly
A simple visual check is necessary throughout the year, whether during the bathing period or during the wintering of the basin. If you notice that your water is cloudy or green or that plant waste is floating in it, do not wait and act. Do not leave your water in this state, because it will not be able to regain its clarity on its own. Pick up all surface debris and adjust your treatment as soon as the water becomes cloudy. And if its condition is worse, if it contains algae and other micro-organisms not very popular with bathers, consider shock treatment. You don’t have to wait for her condition to get worse, you’ll save time, make your job easier and save money.
Tip 4: clean the filter regularly
It is imperative that your filtration device is efficient and well maintained, because filtration alone provides almost 80% of the treatment of your bathing water. Clean your filter regularly, throughout the year to remove the debris that accumulates on it, and especially during swimming, because the system is put to the test.
With regular cleaning, you save time and money on processing.
Tip 5: check the pump
The pump is an essential accessory for the proper functioning of the basin. It is therefore important to check that it is in good condition regularly. In winter, replace defective parts and in season, make it easier for it by cleaning its components and replacing them if necessary.
Tip # 6: Maintain the right water balance
The use of the basin disturbs its balance. However, the balance of a swimming pool is extremely difficult to maintain. Check this regularly with test strips or suitable devices that allow you to check the pH of water and other essential elements. You just need to simply rebalance everything with a good dosage of products very quickly so that everything is back to normal as soon as possible. By acting preventively, you will avoid difficulties and the need for any shock treatment or high-dose products that may prevent you from enjoying swimming for a few days.
Tip n ° 7: check the cleaning and maintenance equipment and invest!
To easily maintain your pool, you might as well avoid efforts by entrusting a good part of the work to suitable devices. Pool robot and other accessories are very practical to dispense with painful hours of scrubbing. On the other hand, it is important that this material is functional and in good condition. Invest in the equipment adapted to your pond and ensure its maintenance as soon as it is necessary. You will have everything to gain there.
Tip n ° 8: think about the area around the pool
To avoid contaminating the water in your swimming pool, it is important to keep its surroundings clean. Remember to clean its beach and remove the leaves and plant debris that surround it. This will prevent them from falling into the water and making it dirty, rotting and turning into algae and other microorganisms. Likewise, avoid all sources of dirt in the surroundings and objects or toys that may fall into them.
Tip n ° 9: cover your swimming pool
To protect the pond and the clarity of its water, it is important to protect the surface to avoid impurities and waste. To do this, opt for a pool cover or for a high, medium or low shelter to form a dam with the outside elements. By protecting your pool in this way, you help to secure it, a mandatory action for any private pool, and you will save yourself a lot of time, money and effort in cleaning and treatment.
Tip n ° 10: think of the technical room
Remember to make sure that your technical room is in good condition, that no leaks are noted and that everything is working well. It is indeed important to take care to tidy up the space, to clean it and to replace any defective part.