Simple 5-Minute Pool Maintenance Tips

Simple 5-Minute Pool Maintenance Tips

You don’t want to spend all your time cleaning your pool. However, with these pool maintenance tips, the job doesn’t have to take hours. 

Instead of spending hours every week, opt for quick maintenance throughout the week. All you need is five minutes to keep your pool looking good.

While you’ll still need a deeper, more thorough clean from time to time, doing at least a few small things each week gives you a longer-lasting clean between deep cleanings.

Clean Out Floating Debris

This is the easiest of all pool maintenance tips. Unless you’ve had a storm or heavy winds, you’re usually not going to have a lot of debris floating on the top of your pool. In spring, pollen might be a problem though.

However, spend just five minutes before you dive in to skim the top of your pool. It’s a simple task, but one that prevents unnecessary build-up. Keep your skimmer near the pool and make it a habit of doing this daily or at least several times each week.

Ideally, don’t swim in a pool with debris floating on top. You deserve a clean pool and it only takes a few minutes to remove the debris.

Scrub The Walls

This probably doesn’t sound like a quick five-minute tip, but it actually is. What sounds easier – cleaning your entire pool at one time or cleaning one wall each day? It’s a lot less daunting to clean just one wall each day. 

Even if the walls look clean, algae are trying to build up. While it might not seem like a big deal, algae grow quickly and can lead to harmful bacteria that make swimmers extremely sick.

A quick five-minute scrub on just one wall each day helps drastically reduce how quickly algae and bacteria grow in your pool. You can even speed up the process if two people each clean a wall a day. 

Clean Yourself Before Diving In

It’s so refreshing to go from running and playing the backyard to jumping into the pool. However, you likely have dirt and sweat all over you. A five-minute shower helps reduce dirt and debris that gets into your pool.

You’ll also keep the area around the pool a little cleaner too. If possible, install a small shower area on your pool deck to quickly rinse yourself off before diving in. This saves time and lets everyone play in the pool faster.

Light Vacuuming

Vacuuming your pool usually takes a while. After all, you need to vacuum all over the bottom. For larger pools, you’re looking at a long job. However, much like with cleaning your walls, you can spend just a few minutes at a time.

You’ll still need to take time at least every few weeks or so to fully vacuum. However, if it’s recently stormed or you notice dirt and debris on the bottom of your pool, do a quick vacuum in the areas where you see things. 

If you want to make this task even easier, consider a robotic pool vacuum. It does all the hard work, so you don’t have to. 

Check The Filter And Pump

This is one of the easiest pool maintenance tips and it really won’t take longer than five minutes. However, it’s also one of the most important tips. If your pool’s filter and pump aren’t functioning correctly, your water isn’t going to be clean. In fact, it’ll stagnate. 

Check to ensure nothing’s clogging the pump and see if the filter needs to be changed. You should always change the filter on a regular schedule. If it looks dirty before then, change it early to be safe. 

You only need to do this about once a week. If it’s recently stormed and you notice a lot of debris in your pool, check it while cleaning the pool.

Even with quick pool maintenance tips, you’ll still need to spend time on more lengthy maintenance tasks throughout the year. If you hate the thought of spending more time cleaning than swimming, contact Koko Head Pool Service today.

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