Caring for and maintaining your new pool is vital to it remaining in good condition and to prevent costly repairs and equipment replacement.
To begin, it is important to know the various components of your pool that require both regular, and occasional maintenance.
1. The pool water:
This is arguably the most important component of pool maintenance and the part of your pool that will require the most regular attention. Keeping your pool clear from debris and balanced with the proper chemicals ensures not only that your filters don't get clogged, but also ensures that your pool is free of bacteria and pollutants that could be harmful to swimmers. Depending on the size of your pool and the type of water you have, your pool will require a unique concoction of chemicals. The exact concoction will be determined based on this data, and when you go to a pool supply store, they will be able to give you the correct concentrations for your pool based on this data.
2. Pool interior wall/liner:
Keeping your pool wall/liner free from algae is key to keeping it in good shape and keeping the water safe. Repairing any damage immediately is of vital importance to ensuring the damage doesn't get worse, thus costing you more money. To prevent any risk of damage avoid putting any sharp objects in your pool (including sticks!).
3. The pool’s filter system:
Keep your pool filter running for at least 8-12 hours a day OR ideally, a full 24 hours. This will ensure that your pool is kept clear of pollutants and debris. Cleaning your pool filter regularly is also MANDATORY for keeping your pool clean and safe alongside manual removal of debris and maintaining the proper balance of chemicals.