Picture this: the kids are getting antsy, the sun is peeking out from the clouds and staying out longer, your friends are asking when the next pool party is. Surely, it’s time to bring your pool back into business.
However, there’s more factors involved when addressing this. Today, the Perth pool fence experts will be answering this question.
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Look at the local plant life
If your backyard (or even neighbouring backyards) are an oasis for plant life – this can affect when your pool is ready for use.
Too much pollen or natural debris can be a massive hassle to clean with the potential to even wreak havoc on your pool filtration system.
Natural debris is a great argument for pool covers, so if you don’t have one now – get one before spring is really sprung upon your pool area.
While the sun starts shining in spring, it doesn’t always mean it’s time to bring your pool back from its winter hiatus.
Top it up
Despite winter rainfall, you might find that the water level in your swimming pool has dropped since last summer’s frequent usage. So, top it up!
How to do it:
- You will want to fill the pool until the water level hits the middle of the skimmer opening.
- Once filled, let the water circulate for at least eight hours so the new water meets the old and combines.
Shock treatment involves raising the chlorine levels of your pool beyond 5 ppmm.
Why should you do this?
- To oxidise all of the dead algae, bacteria, skin cells the chlorine has killed in your pool.
How often should you do this?
- Every week or so during the height of your pool use.
Envisage when you want to use your pool
You can determine when it’s time to bring your pool back into business, by figuring out when (and how frequently) it will be used.
Two weeks is a good rule of thumb, allowing enough time for maintenance tasks, such as:
- Cleaning the pool
- Inspecting equipment such as the pump for any necessary repairs or arising issues,
- Balancing the pool chemistry.
Don’t forget to run your pump for about two weeks before first use to ensure nothing but balanced, clean, healthy and hygienic water is waiting for you.
Make time for the final touches
When should you bring your pool back into business? When you have time (or make time) to do all the finishing touches.
- Cleaning out your pool baskets and washing the filter
- Scrubbing tile grout (if applicable)
- Clean, clear and prepare your deck, pavers and/or lawn that surround your pool area.
Finally, and arguably most importantly is checking your pool fence.
Is your pool fence in good condition? Does it need cleaning or maintenance?
There’s simply no way you can bring your pool back into business if the safety of pool users may be compromised.
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