Tips for Keeping Debris Out of Inground Pools
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As a pool owner, you understand the importance of keeping your inground pool clean and debris-free. You always want your inground pool to be inviting, refreshing, and ready for use. Plus, good maintenance practices now will help prevent frustrations down the road that can be caused from neglect.
Preventative maintenance is key to keeping your inground swimming pool in pristine condition. Here are some tips to keep debris out of your inground swimming pool.
Clean Your Inground Pool
It may seem like a no brainer, but in order to keep debris out of your swimming pool, you’ll have to clean it on a regular basis. Clean out the skimmer basket weekly or as needed.
You’ll also want to check the hair and lint pot located on the front of the pool pump every couple of weeks or as needed. Turn off the pump and release the pressure on the system before twisting the lid off.
Along with skimming your pool daily to catch any recent debris, we recommend maintaining your pool by vacuuming it on a weekly basis. Start on the shallow end of your pool and move slowly back and forth toward the deeper end.
Check Water Levels
You may not realize it, but your water needs to be right at the center level of your pool skimmer or tile line for optimal results and performance. If it is low, it can run the pump dry. If it is high, the skimmer weir door will not work properly and the skimming action will be minimal. Keeping water at the right levels ensures your skimmer is working the way it was intended.
Try the Tennis Ball Trick
Throw a few tennis balls into your pool to collect residual oils that may be in your pool, whether it is from natural body oils or synthetic oils like sunscreen and body locations.
Trim Surrounding Trees
Checking your inground swimming pool’s surrounding landscaping may help keep debris out of your pool. If you have a lot of leaves or blossoms in your pool, you may want to consider trimming back any nearby trees or bushes or even replace them completely.
Use a Leaf Cover
If you have a significant amount of leaves surrounding your pool, try using a leaf cover to keep them out of the pool. A leaf cover keeps leaves out while allowing rainwater in. They are typically made of netting or mesh and need to be picked up and emptied about once a week during the fall.
Close Your Pool for the Winter
If you live in an area of the country where it’s not feasible to use your pool year-round, then you should definitely close your pool, or “winterize” it, for the season. Closing your pool can help keep it in the best condition possible for long-term use.
Contact Anthony and Sylvan Pools for Pool Service and Maintenance
Do you need help servicing your pool or closing it for the season? Anthony and Sylvan Pools offers regularly scheduled pool services that will save you time and allow your pool to be maintained by professionals.
Regularly cleaning your inground pool will extend the life of your pool, preventing debris and algae from building up and eating at the pool materials. Prolong the life of your inground pool and hire the expert team at Anthony and Sylvan. Contact us today to learn more.