How To Make Pool Maintenance Less Time Consuming

Many people who recommend that you get a pool will often forget to tell you that swimming pools require a lot of maintenance. In fact, the amount of maintenance needed to ensure your pool is safe enough to swim in may outweigh all the benefits of owning a pool.

However, owning a pool is supposed to be fun, and this is how it will be once you figure out ways of making the maintenance less of a hassle. Luckily, there are several ways of doing this.

Remove Any Debris ASAP

Most debris will float on top of the water when they first enter the pool, but given enough time, they'll sink to the bottom. Debris at the bottom of the pool is much harder to remove. Get a hand skimmer and remove debris while it's still floating on top of the water. This takes considerably less time than removing the same debris from the bottom of the pool, especially if it breaks up into smaller bits and pieces.

Brush the Walls When Cleaning

Calcium deposits and algae can build up on the walls of your pool after some time. These deposits are a lot harder to remove if they're given enough time to stick. Gently scrubbing the pool walls regularly will ensure there's no buildup.

Clean the Filter Basket Regularly

The pool filter removes debris, dirt, and other impurities in your pool water. However, after some time, the filter can also become clogged by all these impurities. Simply taking a few minutes to remove the filter basket and removing the dirt and debris in it can save you a lot of future problems such as having to replace a damaged pump.

Cover Up the Pool

Installing a cover for your pool can greatly reduce the amount of maintenance work you need to do. If there's a tree or bushes nearby, a pool cover makes it less likely for the leaves and small branches to end up in the water.

Hire Someone to Do the Job

If you'd rather not do any sort of maintenance on the pool, the simple solution is to hire someone else to do the job. A professional swimming pool maintenance company can ensure that your pool remains clean. They can also ensure that the pump and other mechanical components operate as required. Hiring a professional to maintain your pool can be very cost effective and will free up your time so you can do other things.