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How to Keep Your Pool Clean and Clear This Summer

As the summer season approaches, it's time to start thinking about pool maintenance. You can perform a couple of tasks to keep your pool clean and clear all summer long.

Regular Maintenance

Pool maintenance is vital for several reasons:

  1. It helps to keep the water clean and safe to swim in. Regular testing and shocking will kill bacteria and algae that can make the pool unsafe.

  2. It helps to prevent damage to the pool itself. Dirt, debris, and build-up can clog filters and other parts of the pool system, leading to costly repairs.

  3. Pool maintenance makes the pool more enjoyable to use!

Who wants to swim in a dirty, murky pool?

Prevent algae

Prevent algae growth. Algae can overgrow in the summer heat, so it's essential to take steps to prevent it from forming in the first place.

Test the water regularly and shock the pool once a week to kill bacteria and algae. Clean the filter regularly to prevent build-up and clogging.

Remove algae. If you do find algae growing in your pool, there are a few things you can do to remove it. Use a scrub brush on the affected areas and vacuum up any debris.

You may also need to add chlorine or other sanitizers to the water to kill the algae.

Shock the Pool

Properly shocking your pool is crucial to pool maintenance. This involves adding chlorine or other sanitizers to the water to kill bacteria and algae.

Shock should be applied to the pool at least once a week, though more often may be necessary for sweltering weather or if the pool is used frequently.

Always be sure you follow the instructions on the shock you are using. Too much shock can damage the pool and make swimming unsafe.

Clean the Filter

The filter is one of the most critical parts of your pool system. It helps to remove large particles of dirt and debris from the water, keeping it clean and clear.

However, the filter can become clogged over time with build-up. This can reduce its efficiency and even damage the pool.

Be sure to clean the filter regularly according to the manufacturer's instructions.


Splish and splash all summer safely! There is nothing worse than a pool party in a cloudy pool.

Please keep it clean and remember to test the water regularly, shock the pool once a week, and clean the filter regularly to prevent build-up and clogging.

With a little effort, your pool will be ready for all your summer fun!


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