Before we launch into the topic of monthly pool cleaning, we have to make one thing perfectly clear. Do not be misguided by the title of this piece. Clearly, your pool needs cleaning far more frequently than once a month. Even if you think you can get away with it a couple of times a month, you may be very disheartened to find out pool maintenance is an ongoing chore that will take up a good chunk of your time. For that very reason, and more, numerous pool owners throughout the world choose to have their backyard water recreational area tended to by expert pool and spa maintenance professionals.
With that out of the way, there are some things you will want to do with/to your pool approximately once a month. Let’s take a look at what “once a month pool cleaning” entails.
The Dirt On Pool Cleaning
Here’s the truth about cleaning your pool:
- Several times a week, certain duties must be tended to. Vacuuming the walls, testing the water’s chemical balance, cleaning the skimmer basket, and more. It’s not unheard of for some of these to be a daily task or every other day.
- As frequently as every 2 to 4 weeks, however, other chores can be done.
The following should absolutely be done once a month, if not more often.
You clean your pool on a regular basis. When you do your once-a-month pool service, you will still clean it as usual. The difference will be that this time around, as much as possible, you want to be thorough and deep clean. This, as opposed to your usual, quick, once over, assures a much more enjoyable pool ownership experience. As well as small particles floating around, this helps get rid of built-up debris:
- Remove large items and leaves with a skimmer.
- Brush/vacuum the floor and walls thoroughly.
- Rinse off pool equipment and the deck.
Checking Your Equipment
An in-depth inspection of your pool should be done monthly. Look for cracks, tears, visible leaks, and other damage indicators. Special attention should be paid to handrails, ladders, and other safety equipment. Finally, check mechanical equipment like your filter and pump for worn parts, broken seals, or leaks that could cause a malfunction of your pool.
Cleaning Your Filter
To keep your pool water as clean as possible, and in order for your filter to work efficiently, the filter occasionally needs a thorough cleaning. Depending on the type of filter, backwashing should be done monthly. Additionally, you may need to chemically lube, clean, and completely disassemble your filter.
Much of this, as said, depends on the filtering system you use for your pool.
This does, of course, refer to the “shock treatment” needed, particularly if heavy usage has been experienced by a pool. Sometimes, bacteria and algae can’t be handled simply by regular chemical treatments. To keep your water quality where it should be, monthly shock treatments are not out of the question. Additionally, after heavy rainstorms or a large pool party, they’re a good idea.
AquaVision Pool & Spa Can Keep Your Pool Clean And More
Here’s the thing about pools and spas: We have them in our homes for recreation, rest, and relaxation. They should not cause stress. Unfortunately, sometimes they do. We can’t have that! We make it our mission to see to it that people get the enjoyment and stress relief from their spas and pools they deserve. Your pool should always offer the enjoyable experience for which it was designed.
No matter what your needs are involving your spa or pool, efficiently and swiftly, the AquaVision Pool & Spa staff can take care of it. Here’s what you do: Take a few photos of any problem you might be having and explain to us what’s going on. As soon as possible, we’ll dispatch our service technicians to your location.
Is your water level dropping? Do you have cloudy water or green water? Whatever issues you are experiencing, we can help.
What if you just need supplies or a pool/spa cleaning service? We’ve got you covered there as well!
Got questions? Would you like to set up pool maintenance? Contact us today for more information.