Having a pool in your backyard comes with a few responsibilities. There is a certain amount of maintenance that’s required to make sure the water chemical levels are optimal, the systems are working well, and the surrounding area is safe for all swimmers.

The thing is, homeowners can often make a few mistakes that can compromise their Austin swimming pools. 

Not Paying Enough Attention to pH Balance

No matter how your pool is sanitized, it’s imperative that you ensure that the water’s pH levels are properly balanced. Checking on the chemicals is a key part of maintaining the health of your pool water, but that entails a little familiarity with pH balance. Lack of proper balance can lead to algae and mold forming in the pool and other issues. 

You’ll need the proper equipment to keep pH balance in check. And if you’re not comfortable with this task, you can always enlist the help of your local Austin pool builder to help you with this job. 

Leaving Skimmer Baskets to Fill Up

You’d be amazed at how quickly skimmer baskets fill up. These baskets may seem unimportant, but they’re amazing at capturing debris that makes its way into the water, including leaves, small objects, and even pet hair. 

However, it’s important not to let too much time pass by without emptying the skimmer, especially if your pool is used frequently or is located close to a large tree with falling leaves. 

Not Running the Pump Long Enough

Your pool’s pump is essential to the entire pool’s operation. All equipment relies on the optimal function of your pump, which is why it needs to run at least 12 hours a day, though it’s recommended that it is left to run 24/7.