Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Simple Ways to Maintain the Pool

A fibreglass pool will always be a good place to spend your downtime away from daily duties. Still, while your Perth swimming pool provider will make every effort to build the pool area according to your preferences, the power to maintain it is still in your hands.
Poolside cleaning
Schedule one day off to maintain the pool. Start by using nets to gather all debris in the water and dispose of them off-pool, as well as the debris in the strainer. Clean out the pool filters at least once a month by washing them off with a garden hose. A scrub brushing is needed to scrape off the algae, dirt, and general scum on the pool lining, especially on the water line. The gel-coat can be fixed using auto polish and a hand buffer, but consult your pool provider about replacing the gel-coat after five to ten years.

Testing pH level, alkalinity, calcium hardness

The alkaline level of the water must be tested to help in swimmer safety. Scoop up a one-litre water sample from one foot down and use a pool testing kit to determine its pH level, total alkalinity and calcium hardness. Some pool maintenance specialists say a normal pH grade is between 7.2 and 7.4, which is low. The total alkalinity is between 70 and 100 parts per million (ppm) while calcium hardness is between 200 and 300ppm. Adjusting to those levels require helpings of baking soda.

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