Texans are fortunate in that they enjoy temperate weather all throughout the year. But that also means that our summers can be pretty hot. Given the rise in mercury, there are certain things you may want to keep in mind to keep your swimming pool in tip top shape, especially when it comes to the health of your pool water.

Keep Water Levels Up

Hot temperatures can often mean that some of the water in your pool may evaporate faster than when the weather is a bit cooler. As such, you may want to keep tabs on your water levels and top them up as required. 

If the pool water gets too low, your pump can run a bit too hard. But if it’s too high, the skimmer won’t function properly. Be sure that the water level is so that the pool skimmer is half exposed.

Maintain Proper Water Chemistry

It’s important to regularly check the chemistry of the water in your pool, including in the summer. Most likely, the pool may be more often used in the summer given the hotter temperatures. 

With more frequent use comes the need for more diligence in keeping the water chemistry on point. So make sure to maintain appropriate and safe water chemistry throughout the summer, and the rest of the year.

Clean the Pool Walls and Floor

Algae can grow a lot faster and easier when temperatures are really high, so you may need to be a little more diligent with scrubbing the pool walls and floor with a brush or vacuum to keep algae and other debris in check. 

If you’re looking to have a pool installed before the summer hits, be sure to leave the job in capable hands of your local Austin swimming pool builders!