Welcome to the wonderful world of pool ownership! Having a pool can be a source of joy and relaxation for your family and friends. However, to ensure your pool stays pristine and enjoyable, regular maintenance is essential. At A-Reliable Pool Service, we are dedicated to helping new pool owners navigate the ins and outs of their pool. Here are our top 10 maintenance tips to keep your pool in tip-top shape:

Skim and Clean Debris Regularly:

  • Use a pool net to remove leaves, bugs, and other debris from the water’s surface daily.
  • Clean out the pool’s skimmer and pump baskets weekly at mimimum to maintain proper water circulation.

Brush and Vacuum the Pool:

  • Brush the pool walls and floor at least once a week to prevent algae buildup.
  • Vacuum the pool regularly to remove dirt and debris that have settled on the bottom.

Test and Balance Chemicals:

  • Test the pool water’s pH and chlorine levels once a week using a reliable pool testing kit.
  • Balance the chemicals as needed to ensure the water is safe and properly sanitized.

Shock the Pool:

  • Shocking the pool once a week (or as needed) helps eliminate bacteria, algae, and other contaminants that regular chlorine may not address.

Monitor Water Level:

  • Check the water level regularly and ensure it’s at the midpoint of the skimmer’s opening. Add water when necessary to maintain proper levels.

Inspect Pool Equipment:

  • Regularly inspect pool equipment such as pumps, filters, and heaters for signs of wear or damage.
  • Schedule professional maintenance to keep equipment running smoothly.

Clean Pool Filters:

  • Cartridge filters should be cleaned at least three times a year, while DE filters should be cleaned twice a year. Clean filters ensure optimal water filtration.

Keep the Pool Area Clean:

  • Regularly clean the pool area, including decks, equipment area, and surrounding surfaces, to prevent debris from entering the pool.

Cover the Pool When Not in Use:

  • Invest in a pool cover to keep debris out of the water when the pool is not in use.
  • Covers also help retain heat and reduce evaporation, saving on energy costs.

Learn the Basics of Pool Troubleshooting:

  • Familiarize yourself with common pool issues and how to troubleshoot them.
  • If you’re unsure or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact A-Reliable Pool Service for professional help.

By following these top 10 pool maintenance tips, you’ll ensure your pool remains clean, safe, and inviting year-round. At A-Reliable Pool Service, we’re here to support you on your pool ownership journey. If you ever need expert assistance or have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. Happy swimming!