If you want to ensure that your pool water is kept clean, sanitized, and safe for swimming in, then you absolutely need to make sure that the pool is well cared for. After having your pool built by pool builders Austin Texas, it’s highly recommended that you come up with – and stick to – a regular maintenance schedule in order to ensure the water is clean and all components of your pool are in proper working condition.

Here is some helpful information to help you properly care for your swimming pool.

Proper Circulation

Your pump plays a vital role in the circulation of your pool water. It is responsible for moving the water in the pool and sending it through the filter to remove any debris before the water is sent back into the pool.

How long the pump should be running will depend on the pool size, piping size, swimmer load, and pump size. For optimal pump running time, you should get in touch with one of the pool builders Austin Texas who will be able to accurately determine the ideal amount of time needed to keep the pool water clean and clear. That said, a good rule of thumb is to run the pump about 1 hour for every 10 degrees of temperature.

Filtration System

Your pool’s filtration system is designed to eliminate any undissolved debris from the pool water. While the skimmer basket plays a role in filtering the pool water, the main element of the system is the actual filter. If sand or DE filters are backwashed too often, the filter won’t be able to reach its cleaning potential and water will be wasted. Get in touch with pool builders Austin Texas to understand what role the skimmer and pump basket play in maintaining the cleanliness of your pool water.

Testing the Pool

Ideally, you should test your pool water 2 to 3 times per week to maintain proper water balance and sanitizer levels. Test strips are a great way to quickly test the pool water for proper sanitizer levels, pH level, and total alkalinity. Proper testing will also help to ensure that calcium levels are optimally maintained and no metals are present in the water. These tests should ideally be done by pool builders Austin Texas.

There is plenty that goes into maintaining your pool and the water within it. To play it safe, have it regularly maintained by your trusted Austin pool builder!