5 HOT TIPS FOR HOT SUNNY DAYS
Here are five of the best hot weather pool care tips from the pool care experts:
1. Circulation. Be sure that your main pump is operating at least 8-12 hours per day. This will vary depending on the pool, but the pump must operate in order for the pool water to remain clear.
2. Filtration. Filtration refers to the skimmer baskets, pump basket, and the filter—all need to be kept clean and free of debris. In addition, make sure that your filter is operating properly and be sure to keep your filter back-washed (or cleaned).
3. Brushing. It is important to brush the walls and floor of the pool in order to prevent algae and bacteria from growing, especially in the low circulation areas of the pool (steps, benches, corners, etc.)
4: Water top up. With more people using the pool more water loss will occur, and the sun will also evaporate more water. Keep you water topped up half way up to the skimmer box as a general rule.
5. Proper Water Chemistry. Pool water should be tested and treated at least once per week in order to keep it free from bacteria and algae. Also, with swimmers using sunscreen (making the pool cloudy) can play havoc with the water chemistry. Come in for a free water test and we will perform a complete water analysis for you. Once the test has been performed, add the recommended chemicals that are needed. And of course, make sure you stay safe and keep hydrated during these hot sunny days.