Pool maintenance tips

Consejos para el mantenimiento de la piscina1

Pool maintenance tips

Pool maintenance tips

Keeping a pool clean and safe is essential to be able to enjoy it all summer long. Proper pool maintenance may seem overwhelming at first, but with a few simple tips, you can keep your pool in top condition.

Clean the pool regularly

Regular cleaning is the key to keeping a pool in good condition. The frequency of cleaning will depend on the size and use of the pool, but in general, it is recommended to clean the pool once a week. You should clean leaves, insects and other debris with a skimmer. If debris has settled on the bottom of the pool, use a pool cleaner. It is also important to brush the walls and bottom of the pool to prevent algae build-up.

Maintaining pH balance

The pH of the pool water is essential to ensure its safety. A pH that is too high or too low can cause eye, skin and nose irritation, as well as damage to pool equipment. The ideal pH range for a pool is 7.2 to 7.8. You should check the pH of the water regularly using a pH test kit and adjust the level if necessary. Adding sodium bicarbonate to increase the pH or muriatic acid to decrease it are some of the most commonly used products to adjust the pH of water.

Use appropriate chemicals

In addition to balancing the pH, there are other chemicals you should use to keep your pool water clean and safe. Chlorine is one of the most commonly used chemicals to disinfect pool water and kill bacteria. There are also other chemicals such as
which have a similar effect to chlorine, but with less odor and less irritation to the skin and eyes. In any case, you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use the right amount of chemical.

Consejos para el mantenimiento de la piscina

Maintain adequate water level

Proper water level in the pool is important for proper operation. If the water level is too low, it can damage the pump and other pool equipment. If the water level is too high, it may cause the skimmer to malfunction. The proper water level is located halfway up the skimmer or at the mouth of the scrubber.

Performing pool maintenance in winter

Even if you don’t use the pool in the winter, it is important to maintain it properly. You should reduce the water level, remove pool accessories and clean the pool properly. It is important to cover the pool to prevent the accumulation of leaves and other debris. If you do not cover the pool, it may damage the liner or the filtration system.

Keep track of chemical levels

Keeping track of chlorine, pH, alkalinity and other chemical levels is essential. This will help you detect potential problems before they become major concerns. Record test results in a notebook or use mobile apps designed to keep track of your pool data.

Filter cleaning

The filtration system of your pool is crucial to keep the water crystal clear. Clean the filters regularly, either by washing or replacing them according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. A dirty filter can clog the water flow and reduce the efficiency of the system.

Controls circulation

Proper water circulation is essential to maintaining a healthy pool. Make sure the pump and filter system are working properly. You can also direct the return nozzles in different directions to ensure that all the water receives good circulation.

Clean the accessories

Pool accessories, such as ladders, diving boards or slides, should also be cleaned regularly to prevent dirt and algae buildup. In addition, inspects accessories for signs of wear or damage and makes necessary repairs.

Performs regular maintenance of the chlorination system

If you use an automatic chlorination system or chlorine tablets, make sure they are in good working order and replace the tablets or adjust the system as necessary.

Inspection of the cover

If you have a pool cover, check its condition regularly. Worn or damaged covers can allow leaves and debris to enter the pool. Repair any damage and make sure the cover is properly secured to keep the pool clean during the winter.

Schedule professional maintenance

While you can perform many maintenance tasks yourself, scheduling an annual checkup with a pool professional can help you identify problems that might go unnoticed. An expert can check the condition of the liner, the integrity of the equipment and offer advice specific to your pool.

Keeping a pool in good condition may seem like a daunting task at first, but with these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy it year-round. A clean and well-kept pool is the perfect place to relax with family and friends during the summer.

If you have any doubts or questions, Cristal Aqua will be pleased to advise you. Contact us at

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