Steps toward Keeping Your Swimming Pool Water Clean

Swimming pool season is fast approaching if you’re a new pool owner or if you decide you don’t want to keep cleaning your pool yourself, you may want to have your pool maintained by a pool service contractor in Houston.

Swimming Pool

What goes into pool service? There are my items and here are the top five:

  1. Ask your swimming pool contractor for a test kit and ask him how to use it. He will use a test kit when he comes to service your swimming pool, but it makes sense for you to test it, and to understand the numbers when you’re testing it. Your pool contractor will help you read it and decide whether you need to add chemicals between service visits.
  2. Shocking aka super-chlorinating your swimming pool is something that should be done under the supervision of your pool contractor or have it do it for you. This means you will be adding copious amounts of chlorine to the water to kill of contaminants and clear the water. Shocking isn’t an everyday or every month occurrence but may be necessary if the water chemistry gets out of line or if there is a rain fall event that changes the chemistry.

The pool filter needs to be cleaned. Your contractor will show you how to do this between pool service visits. The frequency with which it needs to be cleaned will depend on how much dirt and debris it captures; if you use a pool cover, your pool water will stay cleaner and the filter clearer longer.

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