How to Clean and Descale Your Swimming Pools

Maintaining your pool is essential for it to stay healthy and sparkling. It’s important to regularly clean, descale, and sanitize your swimming pools so that you can continue enjoying them throughout the season. Here are some tips on how to clean and descale your swimming pools this summer:

1. Balance pH Levels:

It’s important to keep a balanced pH level in your pool as an unbalanced pH could cause damage to the equipment, surfaces, or any other materials that come into contact with the water. Use a test kit or strips to monitor regularly and make sure it stays between 7.2 -7.8 depending on whether its saltwater or freshwater pool. If levels are off balance, add chemicals accordingly following instructions on each product’s label.

2. Vacuum Debris:

Make sure you vacuum debris from both the bottom and the sides of your pool before brushing it down because debris can be abrasive if left unattended for too long, damaging surfaces such as tiles and plaster over time, leading to further repairs later. Vacuuming should be done at least once per week but more often during periods of heavy use or windy weather when extra dirt may enter your pool from outside sources such as leaves or pollen particles in the air.

3. Brushing:

Brush all surfaces, including walls, steps, floor, etc., with a stiff nylon brush (not metal), which will help loosen dirt particles from the grout lines and provide friction to prevent algae build-up. This should also be done weekly as part of your regular vacuuming routine, but if you notice a lot of algae build-up, brush more frequently until it dies down, after applying algaecide treatments if necessary.

4 . Check the filters:

Checking the filters is particularly important as they play a vital role in keeping the water clear by trapping small particles of sediment which, if left unchecked for too long, can cloud the water or cause it to become contaminated with bacteria – so remember them! Make sure they are not clogged with debris by cleaning/backwashing them every few days (depending on use). You should also inspect them regularly for any wear and tear that may need to be replaced soon, such as frayed seals or cracked housing components, so that you can take action before things get worse and still have time to enjoy the summer season!

5 . Descaling & sanitising :

Descaling refers to the process of removing limescale deposits from hard surfaces such as tiles, steps, etc., while sanitizing involves adding chlorine (or other chemical products) to the water to help kill bacteria/algae spores that might otherwise multiply rapidly if proper attention is not paid to preventing contamination through regular maintenance tasks such as those mentioned above – both are very important aspects when maintaining a healthy swimming environment in residential backyard settings! To effectively decalcify, use a diluted vinegar solution along with scrubbing brushes/sponges where necessary, aiming to work one section at a time until complete; finally, always remember to follow the safety precautions listed on the labels of any products used to ensure everyone is safe! Visit Minerva Pools for top quality cleaning products and expert advice on keeping your pools looking their best all year round!

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Christine Reay is a veteran journalist from Chicago. She works for ANR Miami as the Head of Editorial Content.