How to Care for Your Pool

By the time one decides to have a pool, Jacuzzi or spa constructed in their home, they should have thought about its care and maintenance. Whereas installation is a one-time thing, keeping the swimming hole safe and in good shape is a long term commitment and the most important for that matter. Knowing what needs to be done and how it should be carried out is very crucial.

Clean it up

Pools usually accumulate a significant amount of dirt when used regularly. You need to  have a daily, weekly and even monthly sanitization program which should be followed religiously. The daily task would be much simpler because you just have to skim debris out of the water. However, when it comes to weekly exercise, be prepared, with, cleaners, brushes, and vacuums for tidying the floor and walls. Hose it down after you are done and test the water before use.

Chlorinate the water

Chlorine keeps water safe. When used in the pool it kills harmful organisms such as bacteria and algae. This has to be done occasionally to maintain a level of between 1 and 4 ppm for better results. The chlorine which comes in 1-inch and 3-inch slow dissolving tablets can be used in a floating dispenser, automatic chlorinator or skimmer. To avoid sunlight burn-off, the tablets are manufactured using a built-in stabilizer.

Pour algaecide into the pool

Just like its names suggests, algaecide is used to eliminate any form of algae invasion. It is a very effective treatment that would leave your pool clear, filters unclogged and sufficient water circulation. This inadvertently results in enhanced effectiveness of other pool chemicals.

Balance the pool

Once you are done mixing chemicals into the pool, what follows is measuring of the PH to ensure the right balance of alkalinity and calcium hardness. This balance is vital in the prevention of corrosion, etching, scale formation and irritation of the skin and eyes.


This is the procedure that gets rid of contaminants, bacteria, and breaks down wastes like cosmetics, and suntan lotions. Shocking reduces the need for other chemicals hence saving you costs. However, its greatest benefit is minimizing chlorine odor, eye irritation and making sure the water is clear.

In order to succeed in doing all the things mentioned above perfectly, you will have to put in a lot of effort and dedication. For a person who has other commitments, that can be very challenging. Only qualified professionals can get it done accordingly. Not only is it their area of expertise but they also have a considerable amount of experience in the field. Let us save you the pressure and headache. Our company has been building and caring for pools for a very long time. We have the machinery and experts to get the job done. Give us a call on 012 004 1886 and we would gladly help you out.


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