Although we’re in the midst of the winter, warmer weather is just around the corner. If you’re like most Arizona residents, you’re probably looking forward to cooling off from the heat in your residential pool. It can be tempting to jump right into your pool after a long winter, but it’s important that you prepare your pool for the summer months before you dive in. In today’s post, we’ll give you a few tips that will help you prepare your pool for the summer. Take 10 Pools provides pool cleaning, service, and inspections in Mesa, Arizona. If you’re interested in finding out what we can do for your pool, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Top Off Your Water

Even though your pool may not have been used for a few months, it’s likely that some of the water has evaporated. Clean your pool filter before filling up your pool, as it may have become dirty and clogged during the previous summer. You should always top off your water before proceeding to the following steps, as adding extra water after maintaining and balancing your pool chemicals will disrupt your pool’s chemical balance.

Maintain Your Chemicals

Your pool chemicals are one of the most important aspects of your pool, and proper pool chemical maintenance not only protects your pool, but it protects you as well. Improperly balanced pool chemicals can burn your skin and irritate your eyes, so you’ll want to check the following chemicals before diving in:

pH Levels

The ideal pH level for your pool is between 7.2 and 7.4. Soda ash can be used to increase the pH level of your pool, and muriatic acid or sodium bisulfate can be used to lower the pH if it’s too high. It can be difficult to achieve the ideal pH balance on your own, but hiring a pool maintenance company ensures that your pH level will be perfect for your summer swim sessions.

Chlorine

Ensuring that your pool’s chlorine levels are balanced is one of the most important things you’ll do before jumping in. It will be difficult to keep your pool clean if your chlorine levels are too low, and you’ll likely experience some unpleasant effects on your skin and hair if the levels are too high. Many pool owners use chlorine tablets in their pools, but these can be a blunt and imprecise way of achieving the ideal chlorine level. A pool inspection company can help you determine exactly how much chlorine is right for your pool, and they can also help you get there.

Clear Your Water

It’s likely that your pool’s water has become somewhat dirty if you haven’t used it for a while. Run your pool filter each day for a few days prior to your first swim session to clean out any leaves, dirt, and other substances that may have accumulated over the past few months. The amount of time it takes your pool filter to clean your pool will vary according to your pool filter model and how big your pool is, but you can expect this task to take six to eight days. After your pool appears to be cleared of anything that might have accumulated in it, clear out your skinner box to ensure that water can continue to flow through it.

We hope that this post will help you prepare your pool for the warm months ahead. Take 10 Pools provides residential and commercial pool services in Mesa, Arizona. Our team of experts can fix anything from your pool pump to your hot tub! Contact us today to find out why we’re Mesa’s go-to pool maintenance company!

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