How to Maintain Your Pool This Summer

How to maintain your pool | Hudson's Hardware

Summer is finally here and that means pools have already started to open. Maintaining a pool can be a lot of preparation and work, but it’s so worth it! This month, we are sharing tips on how you can properly maintain and clean your pool to enjoy it all summer long:

Clear Out All the Debris.

One of the most important steps in maintaining your pool is by keeping it clean from all the debris outside. During the summer, your pool can be filled with pine straw, grass, bugs, and sometimes, even unwanted critters. You can use tools like a skimmer to go around your pool and scoop everything out or purchase an automatic pool cleaner to help you worry about that whenever you aren’t home.

Clean and Check the Water Quality.

The importance of testing the pH levels and chlorine balance of your swimming pool can’t be stressed enough, as it is key to a safe summer. Additionally, it’s equally important to maintain proper shock levels and clean or replace your pool filter as needed. Keeping up with all these tasks will ensure a safe and enjoyable pool experience for you and your family. If you’re unsure about where to begin with testing your pool water, just bring us a sample and we will test it for free and recommend the chemicals your pool needs to get it balanced again!

Create a Pool Cleaning Schedule.

Pools can be a lot of work unless you stay on top of all those necessary tasks. Creating a cleaning schedule will help alleviate some of that overwhelming feeling of maintaining your pool and help you remember all the important steps. Write out a list of all the tasks you need to do and hang it somewhere you will see it often, like your refrigerator or near your pool.

Having a swimming pool is extremely rewarding and one of the best ways to spend your time outdoors this summer! While your pool can be a lot of work, our Clayton and Garner stores have the tools and essentials you need to stay on top of your pool maintenance!