It’s that time of year when fallen leaves and debris can cause havoc to your swimming pool. Winter storms and strong winds are not good for your pool, especially if you’ve decided against installing a cover over the winter months. So, if you have a swimming pool close to trees, watch out for the dreaded leaves and the damage they may bring. They will affect your water balance, consume your chemicals and stain your pool surfaces, so try to remove them as soon as they arrive.
As the air cools down and we draw close to winter months, you’ll need to start thinking about what you’ll be doing with your pool. You have a choice to maximise its usage and keep it open in the winter months or to close it down. If you’re shutting it down, it’s always good to follow a routine to ensure it’s in excellent condition when it’s opened again in the spring.
A swimming pool will bring you hours of fitness, fun and the opportunity to spend quality family time with each other. With any pool, there also comes maintenance, and here at Barrier Reef Pools Perth, we’ve come up with a handy guide for any first-time pool owner. Keep on top of your maintenance, and you won’t encounter any long-term problems. Our beginner’s guide to pool maintenance offers tips on what really counts to keep your pool clean and healthy.
During the summer months, your swimming pool will get maximum usage, and as a pool owner, you’ll need to be testing the water regularly to ensure it is fit to swim in. Hot weather will lead to water evaporation which can deplete chlorine levels and pH levels causing more algae and bacteria. That’s why it’s essential in the high season to test your pool water regularly every week or so, to find out if it’s healthy, clean and clear.
If the size and style of a swimming pool is the main event, the unsung hero working behind the scenes has to be the filter. A good filter works hard all the time to keep your pool clean, crystal clear and sanitary. In fact, any pool without a filter is like a home without a bathroom – not really functional.
Did you know that one of the worst things for your swimming pool is water? It’s no joke, rain water can mess with your home pool in many ways, from its electrics to the chemical balance and, in flood situations, it can even fry your pump. Of course, in winter, we expect our share of heavy rain and electrical storms. You would’t use your pool during a thunderstorm, but if you should jump in afterwards, you could find your eyes stinging and the water tasting unusual.
A pool is an investment that requires constant maintenance. A balanced maintenance routine should be upheld every month of the year. Read all our tips today! With summer drawing to a close, it won’t be long until the cold weather sets in and your pool starts to see less use. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to let their pool maintenance regime slip a little during winter, which can cause a lot of stress when it’s time to start using your pool again in spring and summer. To ensure your pool is cared for all year-round, all you need to do is follow these simple, easy-to-follow steps.
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