Cleaning Your Pool

Swimming Pool Cleaning Checklist

Swimming pool ownership comes with routines that must be adhered to in order to keep the water clean and bacteria free. Daily, weekly and monthly tasks are crucial to its maintenance and upkeep and working with a Michigan swimming pool contractor is an ideal way to make certain these tasks are performed within a properly executed schedule.

What goes into regular maintenance?

  • Skimming of dirt and debris from the water
  • Chemical balancing
  • Vacuuming the pool floor
  • Brushing the walls and floor to keep it free of bacteria that could be a place for algae to take hold
  • Inspection of pool equipment
  • Inspection of the pool structure

Swimming pool care can take between five and seven hours per week and these hours can be broken down to daily, weekly and occasional tasks.

What are the daily responsibilities of swimming pool ownership?

  • Skimming surface dirt, leaves and debris
  • Emptying skimmer baskets
  • Vacuuming those pieces too large to be skimmed
  • Weekly tasks include:
  • Chemical balancing
  • pH testing and checking for calcium hardness
  • Thorough brush down and vacuuming of the pool
  • Adding chemicals and water as needed (to address water that’s been splashed out or that has evaporated)
  • Washing the deck and surrounding area

Occasional tasks include: 

  • Cleaning and checking chemical balances following a heavy rainfall or storm
  • Cleaning of the pool or hot tub cover
  • Inspecting pool equipment to make certain it’s in good working order
  • Shocking the pool
  • Acid washing the deck or pool surface

We can also provide services for opening and closing your pool. Ensuring that both of these are done properly will provide you many summer swim days, and no concerns of issues throughout the winter months.

These are a few of the tasks that go into being a swimming pool owner, and because of the specialized knowledge and the time involved, many swimming pool owners opt to work with an experienced swimming pool contractor.

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