Summer is upon us and families everywhere are looking for ways too cool off. The efficient and most practical option is the above-ground pool. These pools do not call for digging up the yard and require far less water. These pools can gather algae and other debris rather quickly. Don’t let your pool turn green this summer. These simple tips will ensure your pool stays clear and clean.
The most efficient way to deliver chlorine throughout the pool is a floating chlorine dispenser. These dispensers come in a variety of cool shapes and designs and won’t look bad in your pool. They also follow the current and can be left in the pool while swimming. These dispensers are fairly cheap and can keep a pool looking clear all season long.
If your pool has began to turn to a shade of green, this process can be reversed with the simple use of bleach. This bleach can be poured directly into the water and will begin working almost instantly. Two gallons of bleach in a large above ground pool should do the job. Be sure you do not swim in the pool for a few hours afterward to avoid skin and eye irritation.
After swimming, be sure to cover the pool with a proper cover. This will block debris from falling into the water and is far easier than cleaning out the insects and leaves from the pool before every use. These covers also help to keep the pool at a lower temperature and makes swimming more refreshing. Do not simply cover your pool during the off-season. These pools should be drained and taken down during the colder parts of the year to avoid wear and tear as well as bacterial build-up in the water.
Pool vacuums are essential. These vacuums simply hook up to the pool’s filter and can help eliminate algae and debris build-up along the bottom of the pool. This build up can be detected when the bottom of the pool feels slick.The device is used just like an ordinary vacuum cleaner. This device is a great tool for any pool owner. Weekly use of the vacuum can prevent any buildup in the water.
These simple tips will help keep your pool clear and beautiful all summer. Proper care of a pool is easy and affordable. Don’t allow others to tell you that these steps are not needed. Your pool shouldn’t be a breeding ground for algae and bacteria. Your pool should be a fun spa for you and your family.