Preventative Pool Maintenance Guide

As we progress through the summer season, it’s never too early to start thinking about preventative pool maintenance. By taking care of small maintenance tasks now, you can ensure that you will be able to enjoy your backyard pool for years to come. Just like regular exercise, following these tips will keep your pool running smoothly and in good condition.


Install An Automatic Pool Cover

Installing an automatic pool safety cover is a must, as it not only saves lives of loved ones, it’s most important purpose but it also keeps dirt and debris out of your pool, making it easier to clean and maintain. These covers are also strong enough to withstand wildlife crossings, and they help maintain water levels in your pool. You can choose from various fabric options, allowing your automatic pool cover to blend seamlessly into your backyard decor.

Ensure Filters Are Clean

Regularly inspecting and changing your pool filter will go a long way in keeping your pool clean. Filters should be changed annually, but keep an eye on their quality. Rinse your filter every time you change the pool water to extend its lifespan and keep it functioning at peak performance.

Skimming Leaves

Even with a pool cover, leaves and other debris can still find their way into your backyard paradise. Keep a leaf skimmer nearby and regularly clean up as you go. These simple nets are inexpensive and easy to use and are incredibly effective for maintenance. You don’t want old leaves and twigs floating around in your pool water ruining your pool enjoyment.

Regular Vacuuming

Weekly pool vacuuming will help maintain the quality of your pool water over time. This will ensure that sandy dirt doesn’t build up and ruin the ambience of your pool. Vacuum the floors and walls of your pool to keep it looking sparkling clean.

Use The Pool Pump

Running your pool pump regularly helps circulate the water in the pool, which filters the water, prevents algae and bacteria growth, and distributes chemicals in your pool.

Check Water Chemical Levels

Regularly checking the pH of your pool water and adjusting the chemistry should also be added to your pool maintenance routine. After monitoring your pool water, you can adjust, shock, and treat it accordingly. It’s important to stay on top of water quality before any issues arise that could become costly.

From daily to weekly, these simple maintenance tips are easy to incorporate into a routine that will keep your pool fresh and enjoyable. These tasks will also make the pool closing process in the winter much easier.

If you’re located in B.C. from Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna/Okanagan or the interior, Pool Covers BC can install an automatic pool cover in your backyard for convenient pool care and safety. Get a quote today using our handy form below and send us photos of your pool and start simplifying your pool maintenance and safety routine.


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