By Sangeeta Chaurasia

Pool owners are lucky to have a swimming pool in their backyard. However, to maintain the pool, especially if you want to keep it clean and sparkling is a tedious task. On the one hand, spotless swimming pool water will keep you refreshing and ready-for-use every day; on the other hand, cloudy or hazy water can kill all the fun.

Though keep the pool clean is an arduous task, with a few steps you can lessen your burden.

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Get a good filtration system installed

Installing an efficient filtration system is the prime step in keeping the pool hygienic. There is a broad range of filtration system available in the market which may make it a daunting task to purchase one. However, choose as per your need and budget. Does a little homework before you get a filtration system installed, for example, STA rite filter which has three filters – Cartridge, sand and diatomaceous. Usually, STA rite filters are laced with advanced technology for balanced flow and adequate filtration. In addition, they are easy to use and maintain.

Check the circulation system

Pools are designed to maintain a water flow throughout the entire system at a fixed rate to assure proper filtration and circulation of chemicals. However, one of the most common mistakes pool owners often commit is to put chlorine sticks or tablets in the skimmer baskets. Most chlorine sticks are acidic in nature which if placed in skimmers begins to erode the pump impeller. As a result, the water flow is reduced which further aid in making the pool cloudy. So, keeping the skimmer and line basket free of debris is a great step to keep the pool sanitized.

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Check the hardness of the water

To keep the water clean, there should always be a right balance of chemicals. To check it, purchase a simple water testing kit which usually comes with instruction on how to test the water ph.

Always take the water samples a food below the water’s surface and make sure that the chemicals are properly distributed. The calcium hardness of the water should ideally be between 200 – 400 PPM (parts per million). If the water is too soft, you will require adding calcium carbonate dehydrate. If it is too hard, you will need to add sodium hex metaphosphate.

The right pH for swimming pool falls between 7.2 – 7.6. It is good to test pool water weekly to check all the features, including calcium hardness, alkalinity, and pH in the proper range.

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Cover it up

If you don’t use your pool daily, keep it covered as much as possible. It will prevent dirt, leaves and other debris enters the pool water.  Regularly sweep the bottom of the pool and water surface with a net to remove debris. In addition, clean the strainer basket in the skimmer at least once a week. Cleaning the filter once a month is good.

Backwash

Pool filters play a major role in keeping the water clean as it removes debris and dirt from the water. However, to keep the filter functioning properly, they should be cleaned regularly which can be done through backwashing. In this process, water is flowed in the opposite direction to clean out the filter. If your pool water looks cloudy, backwash the filters.

Shock the pool

It is a common step many pool owners adopt to get rid of contaminants that cause chlorine odor and eye irritation. Basically, shock helps killing bacteria and other swimmer wastes that are not filtered out of pool water. It also helps to keep the pool sparkling clean.

Follow the steps, mentioned above, and your pool would be clear, hygienic and ready for family and friends to enjoy.

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Sangeeta Chaurasia

My name is Sangeeta Chaurasia, an experienced Digital Marketer having years of experience. I would like to dancing, listening to music and doing some different creativity. And I am also a writer, I love to write on various topics. Here I am sharing some my views.

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