Keeping Your Swimming Pool Clean While Out of Town

Keeping Your Swimming Pool Clean While Out of Town

Keeping Your Swimming Pool Clean While Out of Town

Keeping Your Swimming Pool Clean While Out of Town

Summer is pool time, but it is also the perfect time to plan your family holiday. If you are planning a trip out of town, you should be preparing your pool ahead of time, so that you don’t come home to an algae filled disaster.

Start by vacuuming your pool the day before you leave. Use your brush attachment on the walls and bottom to get rid of any accumulated grime to reduce your need for chemicals while out of town. Work it back and forth the same way you would if vacuuming your carpet, and slightly overlap to ensure that no spot is missed.
You can reduce the amount of vacuum work with an automatic cleaner like the Pentair Kreepy Krauly Sandshark InGround Pool Cleaner. With this high tech machine you can place it inside of an inground swimming pool where it will pick up all dirt, sand, pollen and leaves in its path. 
Change your filters after the last vacuum and set your filtration system on a timer. Leaving your pool with clean filters will maximize efficiency of the system while you are away. If your filtration system does not have a built in timer, you will want to enlist a friend or neighbor to run it for you while you are gone. This will prolong the cleanliness of your pool water while your family is on vacation.
It is not uncommon to see a homeowner doing one last skim of the surface while the wife and kids are waiting out in the car. Not only will any debris be left behind sink, and cause murky water, it could get inside of your filtration system. Don’t forget to empty out your skimmer basket before leaving. This is also a good time to check the water level and add any if it is beginning to fall below the level of your skimmers.
If the location of your pool makes it prone to leaf and debris collection at a fast rate, consider covering your pool for the time you are away. This may entail a little extra work, but it will be well worth it to protect your filtration system. If you have a solar cover that can be snapped into place, this could work as a happy medium. If you do decide to cover your pool for the time that you’re away, clean it thoroughly first with a water and bleach solution.
Use slow release chlorine tabs for the time that you are away to ensure that your chemical levels remain high enough to kill any bacteria. Upon returning from your trip however, be careful to check the pH levels before allowing anyone to jump inside. You might find it necessary to shock your pool if the chlorine tab was spent early in your time away.
The secret to keeping your Swimming pool clean is to providing regular maintenance and care, something that will be difficult to do while sipping on drinks in the Caribbean. The best thing you can do is to give it a thorough clean before you leave to increase the odds of it maintaining a pristine condition.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR POOL OR IN NEED OF SERVICE GIVE US A CALL AT 623-939-1346. YOU CAN ALSO COME VISIT US AT OUR RETAIL STORE AND ONE OF OUR POOL CARE PROFESSIONALS WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP!
ENJOY YOUR POOL, AND LET US HELP YOU ALWAYS KEEP IT CLEAR AND SWIM READY!
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