Pools circulation systems work much like the body’s circulatory system. Water is drawn from your pools by the powerful suction created from the pump.
With so many moving parts, maintenance is key to keeping your swimming pools maintenance for your swimming circulation system at optimal performance.
A task that should be done daily, skimming is the first step of your weekly maintenance routine.
Use a long-handled leaf skimmer to gather up leaves, insects and any other debris floating on the surface of the pool.
Try to remove debris before it sinks to the bottom of your pool where it becomes difficult to remove and may create stains.
Have trees surrounding your pool? Consider trimming them back to reduce the amount of debris that lands on the water.
Skimming the surface of your pool takes just a few minutes and keeps water looking crystal clear. More importantly, the debris you skim off the top of the water never has a chance to dirty the bottom of your pool or clog up your filtration system.
Before you remove the cover from your inground pool, you'll want to make sure that you have the necessary supplies to treat the water. The last thing you want to do is get halfway through the process only to realize that you don't have what you need.
Check the supplies and chemicals that you have on hand, and make sure they haven’t expired. This will prevent you from having to run out to buy replacements later. At minimum you should have:
You should also check the tools you will need to clean your pool, such as your leaf net and pool brushes, to make sure they haven't been damaged.