A backyard swimming pool lets you enjoy a mini-vacation whenever you want, without ever having to leave home. Unfortunately, pool maintenance can be expensive. Gutierrez Pool Plastering, the most experienced pool chemical balancing, maintenance, and renovation company in the Scotch Plains, NJ area, offers three tips on how to prevent algae from building up without paying a fortune.
- Check Chlorine Levels: Maintaining proper chlorine levels is the key to an algae-free pool. Check chlorine levels two to three times per week. The “free chlorine” test is the most important; it indicates how much chlorine is available to sanitize your pool. Add “pool shock” at least once a week during peak usage periods and occasionally thereafter during the off season.
- Remove Debris: Be sure to skim any debris from the pool regularly. Debris left in the pool or in the filter baskets can quickly consume the free chlorine as it tries to “sanitize” the debris. In addition, brush the surface of your pool at least once a week. This sweeps any algae colony formations off the walls and into the water, where they'll have more difficulty populating.
- Filter Regularly: A best practice is to run your pool one hour for every 10 degrees of water temperature you maintain. In other words, for an 80-degree pool, you should run the filtration and circulation system for eight hours per night.
For help with pool chemical balancing in the Scotch Plains, NJ area, contact Gutierrez Pool Plastering. They have over 30 years’ experience with a wide variety of pool services, including pool renovations, finishes, plumbing, and of course, maintaining crystal-clear water quality. In addition to their extensive experience, they also pride themselves on the high quality of their work and on their honesty and integrity. For the best pool services in New Jersey, visit them online, or call (906) 756-7585 today.