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How To Develop A Good Pool Maintenance Schedule For Your Ridgewood Pool

While there’s no getting around the fact that your Ridgewood pool needs maintenance, there are pool supplies and equipment that make it easier. For instance, modern models of robotic cleaners do all the hard work of removing algae and debris for you. And fortunately, you can opt to hire a Ridgewood pool maintenance service if you prefer.

Either way, you’ll want to know how to develop a good pool maintenance schedule to be sure your swimming pool is well taken care of. If you’re new to maintaining a swimming pool, here a few tips about developing a good pool maintenance schedule from our Ridgewood pool company at Jersey Chemicals.

Figure Out How Often To Clean The Pool

There is no set answer about how often a pool should be cleaned because there are too many variables involved. You’ll have to figure out how often you need to clean your pool based on how many people use it, their swimming habits, and what type of contaminants are common in the water.

An Average Pool Maintenance Schedule

Daily – Skim leaves and debris off the surface, inspect the pump basket and skimmer baskets, run robotic cleaners as needed for the pool floor and walls.

Weekly – After you give your pool a good vacuuming, run the backwash system and rinse the filter. Inspect all the equipment for clogs or leaks. Check for signs of excess algae growth and test the water chemistry for imbalances, add chemicals as necessary. Add water if necessary.

Monthly – Make sure you have a stock of chemicals and other pool supplies for the month. Inspect the readouts of your pump to be sure they are normal and check the seals. Look for any pool structure defects such as loose tiles, loose ladders, or surface cracks.

Learning How Often To Treat The Pool With Chemicals

For instance, if swimmers are covered in makeup, sunscreens, hairspray, and perspiration when they enter your pool, all of that will cause an imbalance in the water chemistry. The more swimmers, the more polluted your pool becomes. Did you know that it only takes between 3 to 8 hours for algae to double in population when thriving in ideal conditions?

The best way to figure out how often to treat your pool with chemicals is to keep testing. There’s nothing wrong with testing the pH balance every day until you get to know your swimming pool maintenance needs. Be sure to test a few days after every chemical application because the water may need to be treated again.