Keep your pool clean: Clean your pool weekly. Use a vacuum to clean up dirt and debris from the bottom of the pool. There are many vacuum options, including robotic and energy efficient. Scrub the walls and tile regularly, even when it looks clean. Choose a brush that won’t damage the material.
Clean your filter regularly: The frequency will depend on the type of filter you have, so check the instructions and then follow what the manufacturer recommends. Generally, cartridge filters need to be cleaned several times a year, while sand filters require backwashing a few times per month. Be careful not to clean your filter too often, since that can also be harmful.
Choose a chlorine-free or low chlorine pool system: Choosing an advanced oxidation pool treatment system can help you keep your pool looking newer longer. Chlorine is corrosive to concrete pool coping and sealers and even low levels of chlorine can cause bleaching and corrosion. Salt water pools have even more problems with corrosive. Corrosion of underwater metal surfaces and equipment can release metal ions into the water that can damage vinyl liners, copper heat exchangers, pool surfaces, pool sanitizers and also cause more staining.
Balance your water: No matter what system you use, swimming pools can quickly become stained, discolored and corroded without proper maintenance. Remember that even if you reduce or eliminate chlorine, keeping the pH, calcium hardness and total alkalinity balanced and in optimal range is the best way to increase the life of your pool.
Contact us to learn more about how Clear Comfort’s advanced oxidation pool system can keep your pool cleaner, clearer and healthier.
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