20 Jun Prepare Your Pool for Summer
Don’t forget to prepare your pool this winter!
Let’s face it; nobody likes swimming in a green pool. The success of your summer pool season largely relies on how you maintain your pool during those cold winter months. The time to prepare your swimming pool for summer begins now – will you be ready for summer?
Here are 4 tips on how to get your pool summer ready:
1) Cover up your pool in the winter months
Using a pool cover over the winter months will save you a lot of unneeded effort in the coming months. Pool covers are an absolute necessity to prevent leaves, twigs, dirt and even wildlife from getting into the pool. They also help to prevent the water level dropping when the pool is not being used.
A swimming pool cover can reduce water evaporation by up to 97%. This is estimated to save 50,000 to 70,000 litres of water, or enough to fill a reasonable-sized pool—every year.
2) Ensure all your equipment is in good working order
When the summer months come around you’ll need to check that all your equipment including the pool heating system are in perfect working order.
A regular annual service will ensure your pool’s equipment is thoroughly inspected; making sure it is in good working order before the summer season arrives.
3) Get your pool water professionally tested
No one wants to swim in a dirty pool, and doing so can have serious health consequences. Even if the pump and filtration systems are working well, the pool’s pH, bacteria and algae levels should all be carefully checked. The best way to ensure your pool is safe to swim in is to have your water tested by your local pool shop.It is highly recommended to test your pool water before letting anyone swim in it.
4) Do a safety check
It only takes a few seconds for children or pets to place themselves in danger; near or around the pool. Conduct a safety check to keep your loved ones safe!
Taking the appropriate steps to maintain your swimming pool during the winter months will mean less time and effort to get it ready for the summer season.