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The Importance of Keeping Your Swimming Pool Clean

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The time you invest in proper pool maintenance definitely pays off. While many of us would rather spend our free time enjoying the pool rather than cleaning it, it’s very important that you do so regularly. Cleaning your pool can save you money, improve the safety and enhance functionality, among a range of other benefits.

Let’s take a look at all of the benefits of cleaning your pool regularly.

1. Functionality

Nothing can ruin your enjoyment of your backyard like an unsanitary pool. A well-maintained pool, however, enables your outdoor living space to function as it should. Whether you plan to host pool parties or simply have a quiet afternoon of swimming with the family followed by dinner on the patio, a clean pool is a must.

2. Safety

When the cleanliness of your pool is not maintained, it can lead to a host of health problems. Untreated water can develop parasites leading to a skin condition known as swimmer’s itch. Dirty water can also cause eye, ear and throat infections and, if swallowed, flu-like symptoms including diarrhea, stomach cramps and nausea.

3. Saves Money

Did you know keeping your pool clean can save you money? Pool owners who keep up a regular maintenance schedule tend to have fewer issues that result in costly repairs. By regularly removing debris, cleaning your filters and testing and treating your water, you’ll keep all parts of your pool functioning well.

4. Pool Longevity

Not only does a clean, well-maintained pool cause far fewer repair headaches, it increases the lifespan of your pool. In fact, pools with vinyl liners can last more than 20 years if they are well-maintained. The only expense beyond routine maintenance will be a new pool liner, which needs to be replaced every eight years or so.

Pool Cleaning Checklist

Need some advice on keeping your pool clean? Here is a quick and handy guide to keeping it in tip-top shape:

1. Skim debris off the top of the water with a pool net as needed.

2. Clean your pool’s floor and walls weekly, either by purchasing and using a robotic pool cleaner (which is far easier) or manually. If you choose to do the work yourself, you’ll need a pool brush for the walls and a vacuum for the floor.

3. Empty the skimmer and pump baskets each week and check the filter. If it’s clogged or dirty, it will also need to be cleaned.

4. Test you water and adjust the chlorine, alkalinity and pH levels as needed. This should be done once or twice a week depending on how heavy your pool use is. After balancing the water, add shock and algaecide to keep your pool clear.

If performing regular pool care isn’t for you, scheduling weekly professional maintenance is a great option.

All Seasons Pools and Spas

If you’re looking for more tips on keeping your swimming pool spic and span this summer, get in touch with us at All Seasons Pools and Spas. Our experts are always on hand to offer advice or to help you schedule a pool service. As the top pool supplier in the Northern California region, we have everything you need in store. Whether you’re searching for ‘Doughboy pools near me’ online or would prefer to speak to someone in person about a swimming pool, we can help. Come visit us at any of our six showrooms or send us a message here.