Four tips for keeping your pool looking brand new

iStock_000014114203LargeYou’ve just installed a new pool, and you want to make sure it looks great for years to come. Here are some pool cleaning tips that will help you extend the life of your pool.

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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Claire McDaniel

Claire is a swimming and nutrition expert who loves to educate and motivate others to healthier living. She swam competitively for 18 years, is a five time All-American, a Division I National Champion, was co-captain of Team USA at the 2007 World University Games and was named a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. She also has a master’s degree in nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. After swimming, Claire started coaching and has coached all over the US and even in Switzerland! Her experience and expertise about both swimming and health fuel her passion for Clear Comfort’s mission – to make swimming a 100 percent healthy activity for swimmers, coaches, lifeguards and pool staff.