5 Top Mistakes To Avoid When Cleaning Your Swimming Pool

Pool RepairYou have decided to clean your Myrtle Beach swimming pool all on your own. That is a very commendable decision. It does feel good to clean and maintain the pool you have worked so hard to own. Be careful, however. If you don’t know what you are doing, you could end up doing more harm than good.

To keep from harming the health of your valued Myrtle Beach swimming pool, pay attention to the following five mistakes many pool owners make when cleaning their own pools.

  1. Not Testing the Water

Pool water testing kits are available at most pool supply stores. Buy one and use it often. You should be testing the water of your pool once per week or once every two weeks, just to be safe. Make sure you have the proper chemicals on hand to balance the water chemistry levels in case you need to. Many retail stores that supply chemicals will test your water for you.

  1. Not Cleaning Filters Regularly On Your Myrtle Beach Swimming Pool

DE filters, cartridge filters and sand filters should be cleaned regularly. DE Filters should be backwashed when the pressure reading gets too high and if that doesn’t do the trick, the entire pump should be taken apart and inspected. This should be done at least every six months. You should also change the cartridge if you have that type of system, every three to six months, depending on your specific Myrtle Beach swimming pool environment.

  1. Not Watching the Water Levels

Unless your Myrtle Beach swimming pool has an auto fill system, you need to keep a close eye on your water levels. If your water levels dip too low and your filters start sucking in air, you can cause too much wear and tear on your equipment and that can cause expensive breakdowns before too long.  We have had a lot of rain here in Myrtle Beach lately, so you will need to backwash your filter and let out some of the water.

  1. Not Cleaning Algae From Sides Of Pool

Over time, algae can live and grow on the sides of your pool. Every week or so, take a brush and brush down the sides of each wall. This will keep algae from growing and your pool will retain its blue color.  During extremely warm weather you may need to do this more often as algae will grow at a faster rate in your Myrtle Beach swimming pool when the temperatures are consistently in the high ‘90s

  1. Ignoring Leaks in Your Myrtle Beach Swimming Pool

No pool leak should ever be ignored, no matter how small or inconsequential it might appear to be. Always call a professional to look at your Myrtle Beach swimming pool leak unless you are knowledgeable and skilled enough to do the patchwork yourself.

We can help you with your pool leaks or other repairs.  Thinking about how much fun a Myrtle Beach swimming pool would be?  Give Russell Cooper Pools  a call for a free estimate.

Russell Cooper Pools
101 Folly Rd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 293-6757