Pool Cleaning Tips
Tuesday, 09-Jan-2018 by Bill
Pool Cleaning Tips
Florida is a great place to have a pool since you are able to enjoy it nearly all year round. Because of our mild climate and exposure to the sun, we recommend the following tips for keeping your pool in the best shape.
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If your schedule is such that you find it hard to find the time to keep up these regular cleanings as described below or find it just too cumbersome to deal with, let us do the hard work for you. With our standard pool cleaning service or our premier pool cleaning service there's really nothing you need to worry about.
Keep the area around your pool clean and free of debris. The nature of the weather in Indian River County, Florida can sometimes be harsh. Wind, rain and/or tropical storms can collect a lot of dust and debris that will sometimes make it into your pool. Making sure your pool area is clean will reduce the amount of debris in your swimming pool.
If you already have debris in your swimming pool, try to remove it before it sinks to the bottom. Sometimes large particles can get caught in your filter and clog it up. Preventative maintenance can sometimes be your best friend
Skimming your pool with a net is also a great habit to get into. This will clean up additional debris and particles from your pool. Make sure, however, that you dump the particles from your skimmer net into a bag or trash receptacle. Don't throw the content into you yard! The leaves, grass and other items will eventually find their way back into your swimming pool.
Check your pool filter on a regular basis. We recommend checking it on a weekly or bi-monthly basis to make sure it is clean and free of debris. If your strainer is full or clogged, your filter pressure will be low causing it to do a poor job. A great indicator is your pool filter pressure.If the pressure seems high, check your filter and your strainer!
Vacuum your pool and spa frequently to keep it clean. Only use a designated swimming pool vacuum to clean your pool! This is a great way to combat the dust and sand that blows around the Venice area! Start with the higher levels of your swimming pool, like the steps and walls. This will save you from having to vacuum the bottom again if any debris falls from the top of pool. Take your time and make sure your vacuum motion is smooth and slow. You don't want to disturb any debris or particles that might float up and cause the vacuum to miss them. Be sure to check your basket and make sure that it does not overflow. If you pool vacuum starts to lose power, your basket is probably full.
Be sure to maintain a proper water level in your pool. The water should be somewhere between touching the bottom of your tile to the middle of the tile. During our wet season in Venice, you may have to lower your water level so that it does not overflow. In the summer months, the Coastal South Florida area can experience very hot days where your pool water can evaporate quickly. You may need to adjust the water level to compensate for any evaporation you may experience.
Maintaining your pool surface area by spot-checking is also something we recommend. If you see dirt, dust or sand accumulating on the walls or steps of your pool, be sure to brush it away. This will prevent these particles from building up and/or clogging your pool filter. You can also add a little tile soap to your pool and this will move the particles away from the center and onto the surface, making it easy to clean and remove. Pool brushes are specifically designed for your swimming pool and should not scratch away the surface. After you've finished spot cleaning, be sure to vacuum and remove all the particles from your pool.
If your schedule is such that you find it hard to find the time to keep up these regular cleanings as described above or find it just too cumbersome to deal with, let us do the hard work for you. With our standard pool cleaning service or our premier pool cleaing service there's really nothing you need to worry about!