Your pool is an investment, and like any investment, you want to maintain its value, right? So how do you do that? With routine pool maintenance. At Royal Pool & Spa, we can’t stress enough the importance of regular pool maintenance, both for the long-term value of the structure itself, and for your ongoing enjoyment of it. Below, our expert pool techs explain why weekly pool maintenance is the key to enjoying your pool for years to come.
Pool Water Must Maintain a Specific pH Range
The appropriate pH range for pool water is anywhere between 7.2-7.8. If the water becomes too acidic, it can corrode the surface of the pool, damage the hardware, and irritate swimmers’ skin and eyes. On the other hand, if the water becomes too alkaline, it can allow algae and bacteria to grow.
So how do maintain the proper pH? By balancing the alkalinity and acidity of the water on a weekly basis. First, you’ll need to test the pH of the water using a test kit or pH testing strips. Next, you’ll need to add balancing chemicals in the appropriate ratios to bring the water to the appropriate pH level. If you don’t have the time or experience to perform this process every week, professional swimming pool maintenance technicians can take care of the work for you.
Outdoor Debris Can Stain Your Pool Surface
Each week, you must remove debris from both the surface of the pool water and the bottom of the pool. If you neglect routine debris removal, eventually, leaves, sticks, and other outdoor debris will accumulate on the floor of your pool, potentially staining its surface.
Once pool stains develop, they can be very difficult to remove, and in severe cases, even professional acid washing won’t completely eliminate unsightly marks. If you have neither the tools nor the time to perform debris removal on a weekly basis, set up a pool maintenance schedule with your local pool company.
Weekly Pool Maintenance Ensures Long-Term Hardware Functionality
Outdoor debris doesn’t just cause pool stains; it can also damage your pool hardware if you allow it to accumulate unchecked. When leaves, sticks, grass clippings, and other debris collects in your pool water, these items can eventually make their way into the plumbing system. Once there, they can form severe clogs which are both time consuming and expensive to remedy.
To prevent hardware damage and extend the life of your pool plumbing, weekly debris removal is critical. Keep in mind that you’ll likely need both a pool vacuum and a net to capture all of the debris that collects inside your pool. Professional pool maintenance technicians have all of the necessary equipment to perform this job both thoroughly and efficiently.
Ready to Set Up Your Pool Maintenance Schedule? Contact Royal Pool & Spa
At Royal Pool & Spa, we’re here to help you get the most out of your pool, no matter what kind of condition it’s currently in. We specialize in a wide variety of services to help you maintain the health and aesthetic appeal of your pool, including residential pool maintenance, swimming pool renovations, hardware repair, and much more. To learn more about our services or request a service quote, give our team a call at 651-779-7606 or send us a message on our contact page, and we’ll be in touch with you promptly.