Are you thinking about switching to a saltwater pool? You’re probably tired of using chlorine since they are high in cost and need to be tested and replenished regularly. Also, it can be harmful to your body.
Unlike a chlorine pool, saltwater pools create their own chlorine through electrolysis process – and have less maintenance, no smelly chloramines, and the water is softer.
However, that doesn’t mean there’s no maintenance as it does require regular care to keep it in good condition for safety reasons.
Here are the 3 maintenance tips you should know to keep your saltwater pool in good condition.
1. Keep It Sanitized
Whether you’re using the pool or not, it is hard to spot debris entering the pool. Since most pools are placed outdoors, they might have caught some dust and leaves from stormy weather conditions, or maybe your kids forgot to wash their feet before entering the pool.
Using an installed automatic pool skimmer will help collect all the debris into a bucket and store it in a net since they function similar to a vacuum cleaner. Pools should be cleaned 2 to 3 times a week, leaving it longer will result in a huge amount of debris being gathered – which becomes harder to clean.
2. Regularly Test for Chlorine and PH levels
Higher Chlorine decreases PH level which might lead to health problems – such as irritation to the skin, eyes, lungs, and can cause respiratory issues such as asthma. The PH must be balanced, so you can add muriatic acid (to reduce PH) or sodium bicarbonate (to increase PH).
The chlorine level should be between 1 to 3 ppm, if you live in a place with warmer weather, the sunray will eventually evaporate more of your chlorine. Be sure to test the stabilizer level which should be between 70 and 80 ppm.
There could be a scenario where your water might become over concentrated – which decreases the stabilizer levels. In this case, you may have to drain most of your pool water and add in freshwater. This will help dilute it or add cyanuric acid to bring up the stabilizer levels.
3. Shock Your Pool
To keep your water looking fresh, shocking your pool is the best way to go about it since it’s like deep cleaning.
When you have a saltwater pool, using a shock solution which is a mix of chlorine and water is best suited for pool treatment, but you need to use a brand that’s safe for saltwater pools. Make sure to throw in the right amount depending on your pool size.
This means no swimming or using the pool around this time because you need to let the chlorine dissolve for 8 hours – afterward, check your pool levels.
You can shock your pool after a big summer pool party or when you have an algae problem.
Need Help Maintaining Your Saltwater Pool?
There you go, easy and simple steps!
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