At the height of summer, what a pleasure to cool off in your own pool! But to take full advantage, a minimum of vigilance is necessary. How to maintain your pool? What tips can improve the quality of bathing water? For crystal clear water, follow the guide …
– Filter your pool water
– Disinfect the water of your pool
– Control the pH
– Clean the pool of your pool
– Every problem has its solution!
1. Filter the water in your pool
Key step in the maintenance of your pool: filtration! This is ensured mechanically by the water pump and the filter, whose size must be adapted to the volume of your pool. Remember these simple rules:
Filtration must be daily.
We only filter the day, when UV rays are present.
The use of a flocculant product improves the efficiency of the filter.
The filtration time is equal to half the water temperature. Example: for a water at 20 °, count 10 hours of filtration.
Once or twice a week, the baskets of the skimmers will be cleaned and the pressure of the filter will be controlled via the manometer.
2. Disinfect the water in your pool
Second key step for the maintenance of your swimming pool: disinfection! This chemical treatment is essential to eliminate microorganisms suspended in water. You will find on the market many products allowing to disinfect the water of your swimming pool:
Chlorine: It is an excellent antibacterial and algicidal agent. In pebbles, powder, or liquid form, it shines by its ease of use and low cost. However, be aware that it can cause irritation of the eyes and mucous membranes in the most sensitive people.To avoid disappointment, be sure to maintain a chlorine level between 1.5 and 2 milligrams per liter.
Bromine: Unlike chlorine, bromine has the advantage of not having an odor. Its strong antibacterial, antimicrobial and algicidal properties guarantee crystal clear water that is suitable for swimming. Only disadvantage, its price, which is 40 to 50% higher than that of chlorine!
Active oxygen: Used in addition to chlorine or bromine, active oxygen removes organic matter suspended in water. Odorless and non-irritating, it is the ideal ally for disinfecting the water in your pool. The icing on the cake, active oxygen is an ecological product that leaves no residue!
3. PH Control
Ideally, the pH of your pool should be between 7.2 and 7.5. In high season, check the pH of the water 2 to 3 times a week. To do this, get yourself an electronic device called pH meter, or strips of pH paper (which have the advantage of being much cheaper).Finally, be aware that an unsuitable pH can affect the effectiveness of disinfectants (especially chlorine). So, be careful!
4. Clean your pool pool
After filtering and disinfecting the pool water, it’s time to move on to cleaning. For this one, a little elbow grease will be needed! Arm yourself with a dip net and remove any leaves or other debris that floats on the surface. Then, using a magic sponge, rub energetically the water line, which tends to clog on the liner of your pool. Finally, to better clean the bottom of the pool, operate the robot and let it act the necessary time. Know that in high season, these operations must be repeated daily!
5. Every problem has its solution!
To properly maintain your pool, you must be able to identify each specific problem, in order to provide the appropriate response. We can remember, pell-mell:
Green and cloudy water: This usually indicates the presence of algae in your pool. The solution is to apply shock chlorination and clean the filter and skimmers.
Translucent red or green water: This can reveal the presence of metallic particles suspended in water (iron in case of red coloring, and copper in case of green coloring). If this is the case, the use of a metal sequestrant will solve the problem.
Whitish water: This may indicate a disruption of the pH of your pool. To make sure, immerse a strip of pH paper in the water of your pond.If this diagnosis is correct, solve the problem using a pH corrector (pH plus or minus pH).
The strong smell of chlorine: Paradoxically, this usually indicates an insufficient level of chlorine! To avoid this type of inconvenience, the ideal would be to use an automatic dosing pump. It is certainly expensive to buy, but frees you from the constraints of disinfecting the pond.