A dirty swimming pool is no fun at all, and it can actually
be detrimental to your health. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy
to keep a pool filter working properly. If you want to learn how to properly
take care of your pool
and keep it clean, here are a few tips to help keep your swimming experience
both fun and safe.
Clean Your Filter Frequently
In order to keep your swimming pool sanitary, you’ll want to clean
the pool filter often. Pool filter cleaning should take place whenever
the pressure gauge reads at least 5 to 10 pounds above the normal reading.
The harder your filter has to work in order to clean the water, the more
strain it puts on the system. Remove leaves, twigs and other debris that
may be clogging the filter.
Routinely Skim Your Pool
Pool filters are necessary to remove small particles and other undesirable things from
the water. However, if you don’t skim your pool every now and then,
they may also pick up larger fragments that they cannot process. This
is how pool filters get clogged, so it is important to make sure that
you are skimming your pool water on a regular basis. Most skimming can
be done with an automatic skimmer, but larger items should be removed
by hand in order to avoid any problems with your pool equipment.
Winterize Your Pool
At the end of the season, it’s important to prepare your swimming
pool for the winter. This means more than just draining your pool, as
it’s also important to make sure your filter is clean and ready
for use next year. Since there won’t be any water entering the filter,
you’ll also want to use a silicone based lubricant to treat all
of the o-rings, gaskets and other fittings in order to ensure that they
do not dry out and crack.
If you are looking for more advice on
pool maintenance in Minneapolis, call Custom Pools at (952) 933-2255 to find out more about
keeping your water clean with pool filters.