Swimming pools are one of the popular recreational amenities throughout the summer. Regular maintenance of your pool is necessary to keep it in good condition so that you can enjoy every swim safely and healthily. Here are the daily pool care basics summarized by Aquagem, who is specialized in clever pool pump inverter technology. Following these simple steps will keep your pool at its best for the swim season and make regular pool maintenance easy.
Generally, effective pool care is based on three simple but important concepts: cleaning, chemistry, and circulation.
1. Clean Your Pool At Least Weekly
Cleaning the pool is an essential part of safe swimming. Regular maintenance with cleaning includes skimming off debris, brushing and vacuuming the pool.
Skim, brush and vacuum your pool weekly will keep debris out of your water and make pool walls clean. Especially the pump basket, a clogged basket will make your pump work harder to cycle the water, shorten the service life and stress the seals in your pump. It depends on how often you use it, but we recommend cleaning it once or twice a week.
2. Balance Your Water Chemistry 1-2 Times Weekly
Chemistry is another vital factor in keeping the pool water clean. It seldom has problems such as cloudy water, green water, or the buildup of harmful bacteria when the pool water is adequately balanced.
During the swim season, it is requisite to test your water one to two times weekly and shock the pool water bi-weekly. For best results, here are the essential ranges to keep in mind:
pH levels: 7.4 to 7.6
Alkalinity: 100 to 150 parts per million (ppm)
Chlorine levels: 1 to 3 parts per million (ppm)
Calcium hardness: with 175 ppm to 225 ppm being ideal
3. Keep Your Pump Running Daily for Circulation
Proper pool circulation is the key to healthy swimming. Circulating the water helps prevent problems like cloudy water or pool algae infestation. It is helpful to backwash or clean the filter frequently if the pressure is above 10-15 psi.
Another effective method is to have your pump and filter system running every day. It maximizes circulation and the effectiveness of chemicals to ensure your pool stays safe and clean. It is best to run the pool pump for approximately 10 to 12 hours per day. If you live in a warm climate, you need to run the pump a little longer each day. That is why we recommend investing in an energy-saving pool pump for daily maintenance, as it can run at a lower speed throughout the day by intelligent control, saves money and energy, and reduces noise.
Aquagem, the swimming pool pump inverter expert from China, has more than 20 years of experience in developing inverters for pool pumps. Aquagem’s InverPro inverter pool pump is a simple yet powerful energy-efficient pool pump solution catering to keeping the pool clean and healthy 24/7 with no need for sustained attention. Thanks to patented InverSilence technology, the InverPro runs intelligently between 30~100% capacity for different applications like filtration and backwashing while reducing sound levels by more than 30 times and saving energy by up to 15 times.
The daily maintenance of the swimming pool is not as complicated as you might think, but if you can’t handle it, you can seek the help of a professional team. Contact the Aquagem team to choose a high-efficiency pool pump that saves you money and worries about your pool maintenance.