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  • Writer's pictureSean Flanagan

Pool Care Dos and Don'ts

The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer — it's officially pool season! Like most people, you'll spend plenty of time by the pool this summer. But before you dive in, make sure to read our list of 10 pool care dos and don'ts. From keeping your pool clean to avoiding chlorine burns, we've got you covered. So dive into this blog post for our pool maintenance tips and get ready for a summer of fun in the sun!

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Pool Care 101

Pool maintenance is an important part of owning a home with its own swimming pool. It not only prolongs the life span but also reduces the need for repairs and prevents bacteria growth, which can make your swimming pool safer. Make sure you understand how each component functions so that their proper care doesn't go neglected — and the swimming pool maintenance tips below will help keep things running smoothly at all times!

The Dos of Pool Maintenance

  • Do test pH and chlorine levels often, at least a couple of times per week to ensure your pool chemistry is properly balanced. You can buy a pool water testing kit at most swimming pool supply stores.

  • Do empty the skimmer basket(s) often. This will help keep your pump from working overtime and reduce the chance of clogs.

  • Do shock your pool water on a regular basis, typically once per week. Shocking helps to kill bacteria and algae and keeps your chlorine levels in check.

  • Do keep an eye on the weather forecast. If a storm is brewing, you may need to take special precautions to protect your pool.

  • Do check your pool components regularly for leaks or other problems. A small leak can quickly turn into a big problem if it's not fixed right away.

The Don'ts of Pool Maintenance

  • Don't forget to brush the walls and floor of your swimming pool weekly. This will help prevent algae growth on pool surfaces and keep your pool looking sparkling clean!

  • Don't forget to backwash or clean your filter regularly. A dirty filter can lead to all sorts of problems, including cloudy swimming pool water and algae growth.

  • Don't swim if the pool water is cloudy or the water looks dirty. This could be a sign of a problem with your filtration system.

  • Don't forget to add algaecide to your pool water on a regular basis. This will help prevent algae growth and keep your pool clean and looking its best.

  • Don't forget to enjoy your pool! After all, that's what it's there for. So dive in and have fun!

Sea Breeze Pools: Your Central Florida Pool Experts

We hope you found this blog helpful. If you have any questions about pool maintenance or care, feel free to contact us at Sea Breeze Pools. We're always happy to help! Sea Breeze Pools offers free inspections and quotes for pool owners in the Central Florida area. For a free same-day quote, call us at 407-385-2847 or fill out our online contact form, and a Sea Breeze representative will reach out to you as soon as possible!

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