“A swimming pool is a lot of maintenance! Who hasn’t heard that phrase? But are we right or wrong? We’re not going to lie to you: when you think of a pool, you think of maintenance, but don’t think that you’ll end up a slave to your pool without ever being able to enjoy it. To prove there’s nothing insurmountable, we take a look atpool maintenance.

What is pool maintenance?

What’s the secret ofa well-maintained pool? One word: consistency! In fact, it’s a good idea to check the water in your pond frequently and clean it as well. Regular checks are the only way to detect malfunctions and take prompt action.

Water control

Water analysis involves monitoring the quality and balance of pool water, by measuring a number of indicators:

  • Water pH, which should be between 6.8 and 7.2
  • The TH of the water is used to evaluate the hardness of the pool water. Ideally, TH should be between 10 and 25°f (degrees French).
  • The level of disinfectant (chlorine, bromine, PHMB, salt, etc.) to ensure bacteria-free water.
  • Water temperature: pool water that’s too hot or too cold can affect the effectiveness of certain disinfectant products, and therefore be conducive to the development of algae in the pool.

Do you have bad memories of your chemistry lessons? Don’t panic, you don’t need to be a budding chemist to maintain a swimming pool. There are a number ofwater analysis devices that make it quick and easy to check that your water is properly balanced.

Pond maintenance

Pond maintenance is fairly straightforward, involving the use of two tools: a landing net and a robot. The landing net will allow you to collect larger items such as leaves that have fallen into your pond. The role of the pool cleaner is to thoroughly clean your pool.

Machine management

Filtration equipment and pool robots also need maintenance. As well as regular cleaning to ensure their longevity, it’s essential to protect them from the elements. To achieve this, it’s important to build a poolhouse or equipment room close to your pool.

Cleanliness around the pool

Maintaining your pond also means keeping the area around it impeccably clean. This is the area where pool users walk barefoot, sometimes before plunging back into the water. Keeping your pond clean really comes down to keeping your pond water clean.

Seasonal management

Some seasons are more important than others for a swimming pool (and we’re not just talking about the summer swimming season). The start of the summer season is a good time to clean up before putting your pool back into operation. At the end of the summer, always winterize your pool after a thorough cleaning. And above all, don’t make the mistake of emptying your pool completely, thinking that this will avoid the need for maintenance in the event of a long period of non-use: you’ll only damage your pool.

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Time to spare, happiness to match

Pool maintenance doesn’t require a huge investment: it takes just one or two hours a week when the pool is in use. Then allow half a day for a complete cleaning at the beginning and end of the season.

While a swimming pool requires a considerable amount of maintenance – and it’s important to plan ahead – it’s nothing compared to the pleasure you get from your pool. You’d almost think that the popular adage “after the effort, the comfort” was referring to swimming pools.

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