Everyone wants a beautiful, sparkling pool in their backyard. After all, they provide you hours of entertainment without any of the frustrations and inconvenience that you might experience at a community pool. However, your pool must be healthy in order for you to get the most out of it, which means it must be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. In today’s post, our Phoenix pool cleaning experts at 360 Pool Services provide you with four essential tasks that you can complete every day to keep your pool clean and healthy. Check them out below!

Tasks to Complete Daily

Skim the Surface

This is one of the most important maintenance tasks and it only takes a few minutes to complete. Clean pool water starts at the surface — leaves, insects, and other types of debris on the water’s surface can quickly contaminate pool water, which is why skimming is so important to do on a regular basis. This simple maintenance task removes items before they can sink below the surface and negatively affect water quality.

Inspect the Pump and Filter

Your pool’s pump is basically the heart of its circulation system. It is responsible for circulating water through skimmers, drains, and filters to keep it sparkling clean. Inspecting the pump and filter system daily can help reveal minor concerns before they become bigger problems. Signs of plumbing valve leaks should be repaired as soon as possible and the filters backwashed frequently to maintain their efficiency and integrity.

Check Skimmer Baskets and Pump Traps

The skimmer baskets and pump traps are also critical components of your pool’s circulation system. These items catch leaves, insects, and other debris as water moves through them to keep things clean, but they can only do so if they are emptied frequently. Clogged skimmer baskets and pump traps are a hindrance to proper circulation. If water cannot properly flow through these components, the odds of algae growth increases dramatically.

Test Chemical Levels

Last but not least is the one maintenance task that can be the most difficult. As we reviewed in a previous post, balanced water chemistry is essential to achieving sparkling, healthy water. Testing your pool water daily ensures that there are proper levels of sanitization, algae prevention, and other supporting chemical levels to maintain proper pH balance, alkalinity, and calcium hardness. It doesn’t take long for chemicals to become imbalanced and checking them daily allows you to be proactive in maintaining good water chemistry.

Phoenix Pool Cleaning and Maintenance

Does your pool maintenance routine take you more time than you’d prefer? Would you like someone else to do the bulk of the cleaning and maintenance tasks so that you have more time to enjoy your pool with family and friends? If so, look no further than 360 Pool Services. We provide a variety of Phoenix pool cleaning services that will keep your backyard oasis in tip-top shape and we offer several affordable packages that are comprehensive and affordable. Contact our team today to learn more about our pool cleaning services and request a free estimate!