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A Guide to Swimming Pool Care

If you've never owned your own swimming pool before now, then it might be a little daunting about maintaining it. Your swimming pool will provide you and your family hours of entertainment and will also be a great feature in your garden, so it is important that you keep it in top condition. You will need to make sure that the pool is clean and clear so that you will want to use it. It is even more important to get the balance right when it comes

to putting chemicals in to the water, too little or too much can cause problems. Just a little bit of pool maintenance will keep your pool looking great and in good condition.

If your pool was to look dirty and full of bugs and other objects then would you want to use it? There is no stopping bugs, leaves and anything else getting in to the pool, but you can keep on top of it by removing these things from the pool each day. The easiest way to do this is to use a basic fishing net and just sweep the net over the top layer of the pool water. This really doesn't take much time at all and is an efficient way of cleaning the pool and keeping the water clear.

Filters are a key part in keeping the water clear and clean, so it is a good idea that you switch the filters on daily. Smaller domestic pools don't require so much cleaning and therefore you will not need to leave the filters on for too long - several hours is enough. However, if your pool is in use a lot throughout the day and used by many people then you will need to have the filters on for longer periods, especially during the day.

Cover the pool when it is not in use. If your pool is a feature to your garden throughout the summer months, then you may not want to cover it up. But whenever the pool is not in use for a while, the winter months for example, do keep it covered up.

Test the chemicals on a regular basis and keep a record of what you're putting in and when. If it is all very new and confusing to you, then keep a diary of what needs to be done and when.