Summer is not far away and chances are that you are already all too excited about jumping into your in-ground swimming pool as soon as the summer hits, right? I suppose you must be even shopping for a pair of exquisite pool toys, bathing suits, etc. Well before you get too ‘hot’ (pun intended) about it, have you ever considered if your swimming pool is ready to serve you in summer or not? When was the last time you cleaned up your pool? If your answer is ‘fairly long time ago’ I think it is time to make your pool ready for the oncoming summer before doing anything else. In this article I am going to tell you how to do just that!
Summer Pool Repair Tip #1: Keep Your Pool Deck Clean: If you have not cleaned your pool deck since the winter hit it, chances are that it is full of dirt, dust, debris, and other winter-related rubbish. Your first step should be to clean up your in-ground pool’s deck.
Summer Pool Repair Tip #2: Make Your Pool Ready: Check the area round the pool thoroughly. Do you find any leaks? If yes, fix them. If the area on the concrete pad or around the pump motor of the in-ground pool feels like more than just dampish, well you know it should not be so, right? It is also essential to ensure that the level of water circulation in your pump basket is good.
Summer Pool Repair Tip #3: Clean Your Pool Cover: You need to clean the cover of your in-ground pool with a hose, after which you should remove the cover. At the same time you should also get rid of all the plugs you find in the openings of your pool.
Summer Pool Repair Tip #4: Maintain Your Pool Regularly: Getting your swimming pool up and running is just not enough; it is also equally important to maintain it on a regular basis otherwise your pool would soon revert back to the same crappy condition that you had originally found it in! As part of your pool maintenance work, you should be doing the following kinds of maintenance on your pool at least once per week: brush both your pool as well as the pool deck thoroughly, get rid of any and all the debris and junk you find in the pool and clean it well using a vacuum cleaner, use chemicals to cleanse the water of its impurities, regularly empty both the skimmer as well as the pump baskets, make sure your pool filters remain clean, check the strainer basket often for leaks and cracks as leaks in it can permit debris to get through it, etc. If possible, buy an automatic in-ground pool cleaner; believe me, it is going to save you a lot of the time you spend on pool maintenance and the money you invest in it is worth every penny!
Summer Pool Repair Tip #5: Keep Fresh Water: You need to get rid of stale water regularly and refill your pool with fresh water. Do this as often as possible; the more often you do it, the longer your pool would last!
As you can see, making your pool ready for the summer season is not as hard as you think. Are you ready to take a dip?