Can you take just a half hour a week to keep your pool in tiptop shape?
New pool owner? Or veteran? Here is a quick check list of things to do weekly that will make a big difference in making sure your pool is always ready to jump into.
Tip 1: Brush the sides of the pool and run a pool vacuum to keep debris out of your water, and your walls sparkling clean.
Tip 2: Clean the tile or vinyl at the water line. You can use baking soda paste to scour scum away without damaging delicate tile or a vinyl liner.
Tip 3: Check the filter pressure and clean or backwash the filter if needed.
Tip 4: Clean the skimmer by emptying the basket.
Tip 5: Keep an eye on the water level, it should be high enough to cover the return jet so the pump will operate correctly.
Tip 6: Maintain proper circulation. That means running your pump and filter enough hours each day to keep the water clean and clear. The amount of time varies depending on the size of the pool, the size of the pump and how often the pool is used. Your dealer will be able to help here.
Tip 7: Test your pool water regularly and maintain water balance. Regularly use the FROG® Test Strips or the FROG Water Care App to keep the Total Alkalinity, pH and Hardness in the right ranges. Check out our FROG Water Balancing Guide for help.
Tip 8: Add a preventative dose of algaecide as necessary; use FROG BAM® to prevent algae for up to 90 days!
If you want to dive deep into learning about how to care for your pool, FROG has a ton of resources in our Pool School.