There are plenty of perks to having a saltwater pool. For starters, saltwater pools are more gentle on the skin and clothing. Plus, there’s no strong chlorine smell, which can be overpowering for some swimmers. And what’s more, saltwater pools typically involve less maintenance than traditional chlorinated pools.

That said, there are still some maintenance tasks to deal with to maintain your saltwater pool in Austin. Here are a few tasks you should undertake to keep your saltwater pool in tip top shape. 

Tasks to Maintain Your Saltwater Pool

  • Clean the pool filter on a regular basis to keep them functioning properly
  • Clean the skimmer and empty the basket regularly so they don’t become overflowed with debris collected from the pool water
  • Skim the surface of the pool water whenever you see debris floating so  the basket doesn’t fill up too quickly
  • Test the pool water’s pH levels using test strips or test kits, which should be between 7.4 to 7.8
  • Make adjustments as needed if the pH levels are too low or too high
  • Check the salinity levels, which should be between 2700 and 4500 ppm
  • Check the alkalinity levels, which should be between  80 and 120 ppm
  • Check the stabilizer levels, which should be between 70 to 80 ppm
  • Check the calcium hardness, which should be between 200 to 400 ppm to avoid corrosion and scaling 

Some tasks may need to be performed every day or every week, while others can be done on a monthly basis. Regardless, there are some tasks you need to keep on top of to ensure your saltwater pool is in good shape for the long haul.

If you need help maintaining your pool, or are looking to have one installed, get in touch with your local Austin pool builders today!