How to keep your pool Swim Ready

Ensuring your pool is swim ready involves keeping the water clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. We’re going to go over some steps to guide you into a safe and fun summer. The first step is setting up a regular testing routine. This means checking the pH levels, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness. Keeping these in balance helps prevent skin irritation and keeps the water from getting cloudy. With regular testing, you’ll be able to quickly spot and fix any issues, ensuring your pool is always in top shape. LPS offers comprehensive testing services to help you maintain these crucial levels effortlessly.

Next, let’s focus on keeping the water clear and inviting. Your pool’s filtration and circulation system plays a big part in this. Make sure your pump and filter are working well, and remember to backwash the filter and clean out the skimmer and pump baskets regularly. Using a pool cover when you’re not swimming can also help keep debris out, reducing the workload on your filtration system. LPS provides expert maintenance services to ensure your filtration system operates efficiently, giving you peace of mind.

In addition to filtration and circulation, maintaining the overall cleanliness of the pool is essential. This includes skimming the surface daily to remove floating debris, such as leaves and insects, which can decompose and affect water quality. It’s also important to brush the walls and floor of the pool regularly to prevent the buildup of algae and dirt. Vacuuming the pool on a weekly basis helps to remove any settled debris that the filtration system might miss, ensuring the water remains clear and inviting. LPS can handle these tasks, saving you time and effort.

Addressing potential sources of contamination promptly is another critical step. Proper hygiene practices, such as showering before swimming, can significantly reduce the introduction of oils, sweat, and other contaminants into the pool. Encouraging swimmers to avoid entering the pool with open wounds or illnesses helps maintain a healthy environment. Additionally, keeping pets out of the pool area can prevent the introduction of fur and other debris, which can complicate water maintenance.

Finally, staying informed about best practices for pool maintenance and being proactive in addressing any issues is key. Regularly inspect the pool equipment for wear and tear, and promptly replace any faulty components to ensure the system operates efficiently. Keeping a detailed log of your water testing results and maintenance activities can help you identify patterns and address problems before they escalate. By adhering to these practices and relying on LPS for expert assistance, you can ensure your pool remains “Swim Ready,” providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone in Southern Ontario.

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