The most important and necessary part of your swimming pool maintenance is, cleaning your swimming pool’s water clean. However, most of you guys feel the task as the biggest headache in maintaining a swimming pool.
It’s not so! Your swimming pool water needs to very clean. Your swimming pool with clean water will always be an inviting place for you and importantly, it’ll keep you away from a number of diseases and infections. It’s not at all a headache rather an easy ‘n’ enjoyable task, if you really love your swimming pool. You just need to keep care of certain things.
You should be well aware of pollutant or contaminants that generally pollute your swimming pool’s water. Your swimming pool’s water generally gets polluted by environmental pollutants, such as dust, leaves, chemical wastes, pollen, spores, bacteria, etc. Your sweat, body oils, and body fluids also pollute your swimming pool’s water. However, you can check these pollutants from getting into your swimming pool’s water and you can even get these pollutants out of your pool water.
Your swimming pool has a circulation pump and filter. Your pool pump makes your pool water move through your pool filter every day, thus it helps to remove unwanted pollutants and disinfected organic materials from your pool water.
What you need to do is, to check that your swimming pool is equipped with a good quality pump and filter. You should also keep regularly checking that your swimming pool pump and filter are working well. In case you notice any problem, you should get it fixed by a professional.
Sand filters are the most common filter used in swimming pools these days. These filters are much easier to maintain than the diatomaceous filters. The diatomaceous filters can filter out finer particles of dirt, but they require more maintenance.
Cartridge filters, which are quite simple to maintain, are also quite widely in use these days. Nowadays, zeolite filters are growing pretty popular.
The filters with zeolite, specifically the clinoptilolite mineral, can filter particles as finely as diatomaceous filters. Additionally, the zeolite filters do not require any extra maintenance and they also have capacity to absorb ammonia and its complexes, reducing combined chlorine and offensive chlorine odors.
You should also backwash your pool filter. While filtering water, some dust, dirt and other particles get trapped in your pool filter, which obstruct the passage of water thru the filter. As result, your filter loses efficiency. Backwashing your filter will send water backwards through the filter and flushes the trapped dirt out. It’ll help improve the working of your filter.
You should run your swimming pool pump at least 6 – 8 hours every day. There is usually a timer that cycles the pool pump on and off to ensure this constant filtration. Your pump will help circulate the pool water and remove floating or suspended particles of dirt from the water, but it can’t do anything about pollutant that have settled to the bottom of the swimming pool or “stuck” to the walls; these can only be removed by “regular brushing and vacuuming” of your swimming pool. Thus, to keep your swimming pool water clean, you just need to keep checking that your pool pump and filter are working well.