Swimming Pools: A Seasonal Maintenance Guide

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Swimming pools are a delightful luxury that promises endless hours of fun and relaxation. However, regular maintenance is essential to keep the water clear and ensure the pool remains safe and appealing. As the seasons change, so do the requirements for pool care. Here’s a seasonal guide to help you keep your pool in top shape all year round.

Swimming Pools: A Seasonal Maintenance Guide

Spring: Time to Uncover Those Swimming Pools

Clean the cover thoroughly before storing it to prevent mold and mildew. If you’ve winterized your pool, now’s the time to reconnect all equipment, such as pumps and filters. Top up the water level to the appropriate mark. Test the water and adjust the pH, alkalinity, and chlorine levels as needed. You should also brush and vacuum to clear out any debris that might have settled during the winter months.

Summer: Peak Season Care

Use a skimmer to remove leaves, bugs, and other debris daily. With frequent use, the water’s chemical balance can shift. It’s essential to test it regularly and adjust. Vacuuming the pool will help clear the water and remove debris from the pool floor. Due to increased usage, filters and baskets may clog up faster. Clean them weekly or as needed.

Fall: Preparing Swimming Pools for the Cooler Months

As the temperature drops and the pool sees less use, you can reduce the chemicals you add.

Fall means lots of leaves may find their way into your pool. Skim regularly to prevent clogging and staining. Reduce the water level to account for rain and prevent freezing during winter. You may want to winterize your pool to protect it from freezing temperatures, depending on the climate where you live.

Winter: Protecting Your Pool

A quality cover prevents debris from falling in the water, reduces algae growth, and prevents water contamination. Ensure it is secure and free from damage. Check heaters, pumps, and other equipment for signs of damage. If you’ve drained certain parts of your pool system, you may need to add pool antifreeze to prevent any remaining water from freezing and causing damage.

Swimming pools are a lot of work in every season. At Celestial Pools, we can suggest high-quality pumps, filters, and cleaning tools to save time and money. Call us if you’re unsure about a maintenance task or encounter an unfamiliar problem.