Effective Pool Maintenance

If you’re a pool owner, you know how terrifying it is to step outside ready for a day of fun only to see green or cloudy water. Nothing stops party planning in its tracks faster than a dirty pool. From leaves and debris to cloudy, greenish water, lots of things can get in the way of your good time. However, with the proper maintenance, you can enjoy a clean pool all season long. You just need some dedication and advanced planning. Got a pool party coming up this weekend? Is the pool looking less than stellar? Get professional cleaning so your pool will easily become the centerpiece of your gathering.

Crystal Clear Water

The key to having a pool everyone wants to jump into is crystal clear water. There are certain tasks you can handle daily on your own. For instance, you should skim the surface of the water once a day to remove any debris floating on top, such as leaves and bugs. You’ll also need to keep a close eye on the chemistry of the water, using test strips to determine and correct levels. When adjusting the pH, add muriatic acid if above 7.6 or soda ash if under 7.4. If you are noticing green algae in the water, give your pool a shock treatment or two until it clears up. Sometimes, though, all your efforts at removing the greenish tint can be frustrating as the levels get out of control. That’s when you’ll need the help of our professionals who can perform a complete drain, acid-wash, surface sanitation, and refill process to quickly and effectively address your algae problems.

Ensure Proper Function

With your pool party just days away, it’s important to make sure everything is working. Do a thorough check of your filters, pumps, drains, baskets, and skimmers. If any of your pool equipment needs fixing, now is the time to have it repaired. Stock your shed with all the proper safety gear, such as life vests and rings for young swimmers, and inflate all pool toys to make sure no leaks are present. Vacuum the pool and brush the walls to remove any algae or dirt that may be clinging there. It’s also a good idea to trim any overhanging trees to keep fallen branches as well as debris such as acorns and leaves from falling in the pool. Take a look around the immediate pool area, fixing any holes, cracks, broken fixtures and anything else that may pose a safety issue during your party.

Boost the Entertainment Level

While your pool and some tasty barbecue should be enough to make anyone’s day, you may want to take it to another level: set up a big screen TV to show a movie while the kids are swimming or hanging around the pool. Don’t have one at the ready? No problem, you can rent one for the big day. Just make sure to secure it to a flat, sturdy surface well away from the pool water. Tape down extension cords so no one trips. Test out the video and audio before guests show up and choose a crowd-appropriate movie that everyone will love. This makes for a party everyone will remember.

Contact Pelican Bay Pools

Pelican Bay Pools is Glendale Arizona’s most trusted pool cleaning company. As a family owned and operated company, we enjoy an exceptional reputation within the community. If you need help with cleaning your pool before a party, give us a call to schedule your full-service weekly maintenance program, which includes everything from pool brushing to water chemistry checks. Call us today (623) 825-7004.