When the summer is coming to an end it is time to worry about maintenance. The one in our body? Yes, of course, but also the maintenance of the pool in winter for those lucky enough to have a pool, of course. These tips can help you keep the pool in good condition until the expected time comes again to release the pool next year.
- Leave the pool clean
It is easy to fall into the temptation not to clean the pool before covering it for autumn thinking that we will not use it and that it will get dirty. However, it is better to avoid that temptation and leave the pool clean, both in the background and on the surface, although it will take a few months until we use it again.
- Leave some float in the pool
A curious trick for the maintenance of the pool in winter is to leave empty floats or drums in the pool so that, if there is a risk of freezing, the pressure of the ice does not affect the conservation of the pool in good condition.
- Use specific products
There are products for the maintenance of the swimming pool in winter whose use can come in handy to keep the swimming pool maintained until the following summer and, when that time comes, it costs us less to prepare it. And the cost of less is applicable to both effort and money
- Cover the pool
It is clear that having a good canvas that perfectly covers the pool until next summer is important for the maintenance of the pool in winter (and in autumn and spring, of course), but even more important is to place it well and check that it has no holes.
- Balance ph and alkalinity
A few days before closing the pool – that moment we never want it to arrive, let alone the children – adjusts the pH of the water (between 7.2 and 7.6) and the alkalinity so that they are balanced.
6 TIPS FOR CLEANING A POOL TO PERFECTION.
The temperatures begin to fall, the school year resumes with the return to school and we dust off the coats to say goodbye to the swimsuit and the good times we have shared in our pool. Everything comes to an end but not everything has to end badly. The pools are not cleaned or preserved by themselves and just as we enjoy a lot with them, we also have to dedicate the time they deserve so that, next year, they look just as sparkling.
Therefore, pay attention to these 6 tips to clean a pool and keep it protected from natural and weather inclemencies throughout the year thanks to ACMSA.
6 TIPS FOR CLEANING THE POOL
- I know what my pool is made of and I choose the right product.-
Not everything is worth it. An important aspect when applying a pool cleaning treatment is to know what material our pool is made of. For each particular case there are automated and manual methods, for those who by themselves are enough with the maintenance of their pool and for those who bet on automatic systems.
Pay attention to the material of the pool cup because an error in the cleaning products can suppose a high repair or an unforgettable march in the lining of the pool of your pool. Great care!
- I protect myself to start cleaning a pool.-
If we are going to deal with chemical products, it is best to have a correct protection. We not only have to take care of ourselves when we are submerged enjoying the bath but also when we are outside cleaning the dirt.
It is recommended that before putting yourself to work take the following precautions: wear a suitable mask to the product you are going to use, protect your eyes with adapted glasses, wear waterproof work clothes that do not transfer the chemicals on your skin …
- Brush the walls of the pool to separate the sediments and algae.-
Not because the water is still transparent means that all the work is already done. On the walls of our pool, sediments, algae and bacteria are deposited, which must be removed from the surface so that they can be placed on the floor of the pool and be able to pass the cleaner.
The best dynamic to clean a pool is to maintain a clean between 24-48 hours with a hyperchlorination or shock dose with disinfectant. After this course, we passed the brushes through the walls of the structure to separate the remains of sediments and algae. Once this is done, we stop the debugging so that these remains settle in the background. The next day you will see that a layer has formed on the floor of the pool, therefore, it is ready to pass the pool cleaner.
- I take advantage of the water from the bottom to water the garden.-
Sometimes it happens that a piece of water remains at the bottom of the pool from one year to the next and looks like a “green pond”. When this happens, we have to empty the bottom of the pool glass either through the filter pump motor or by using a bilge pump that expels the water in some drain.
Even so, we do not have to waste a drop of water, especially with the dry seasons we are currently experiencing. A very useful resource is to take advantage of this water and all these mineral resources that have been sedimented to water the garden or the lawn that we have nearby. When this water is green, this means that no chemical product has been spilled, so the plants will be protected.
- Cleaning a pool also consists of cleaning the edges.-
Technically it is known as the coping or porous coronation stone. Surely you know what it is. Remember when you go to a pool, you walk around the edge and you notice punctures of the cement that you step on. Well, that’s a type of material that is used to coat the edges of a swimming pool known as porous stone, that is, china with white cement.
When we use aggressive chemicals, what we do is that the cement dissolves. When dissolved, the china protrudes upwards and solidifies without being uniform, which translates into porous soil that scratches our skin.
We have to bear in mind that this surface will remain outdoors during the winter and spring, which means that each year it will be degraded a little, not being able to get the result of the first day. In any case, we recommend consulting a specialist to help us choose the right product.
- I take care of my pool during the winter with a custom closing.
There is no better solution for the maintenance of the pool than installing a cover or an enclosure. With these aluminum and polycarbonate structures away from the water of our pool all the external dirt from leaves, animals, insects, weather inclemencies and even the Sun. In addition, this type of long-term construction gives us the security.