Pool maintenance is essential for keeping a pool safe and swimmers healthy, but keeping a maintenance schedule for a pool takes a lot of time and effort. Some pool owners think that all they need to do is skim the pool every few days to get leaves and other debris out of the water, but pool maintenance requires much more than the occasional surface cleaning.
In addition to removing debris, the pool lining needs to be regularly vacuumed or brushed, pool chemicals need to be checked and balanced, all filters need to be cleaned, and pumps and other working parts need to be checked.
For the average pool owner, this amount of regular maintenance can be difficult to accomplish, but it is essential to ensure that a pool is clean and safe and that all of its elements are working properly.
Angelo Rodriguez, Jr. is the owner of Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service of Royse City, Texas, which provides a wide range of pool and spa maintenance.