3D Pools and Landscape in Katy Texas desires to not only help you create your dream pool or landscape design, but also to give you advice on how to take care of your pool. After we help you create your dream pool in your very own backyard, it is very important to follow a few set principles in order to protect the pool we helped you build. Below are some basic principles that can help you keep your pool pristine and ready for a party, playdate, or just a luxurious moment of floating away from the hustle and bustle of Houston.
Let’s talk about how to take care of your brand new pool. While 3D Pools and Landscape will work diligently to make sure your pool is designed to perfection, basic maintenance is needed in order to protect your pools from losing its beauty or worse as the years go one. One of the most important things to do to protect your pool is to consistently make sure your chlorine levels are sufficient. Chlorine helps keep your pool water clean from Bacteria that is hazardous to human health. The last thing you want is your children getting sick from the water because chlorine is not in your water. Chlorinators and chlorine tablets placed within your pump are the perfect way to keep your water clean while also not requiring too much work on your part! It is also important to check the chemical levels of the pool. It is very possible to use too much chlorine which will result in your family not being able to use the pool. A simple test kit can be purchased to help prevent too much or too little chemicals in your pool. Checking your chemical levels twice a week should help keep your pool at the ideal level so that your kids, family, and friends can use the pool whenever they’d like!
Another sure practice that is needed in order to keep your pool clean is through brushing your pool. Pool bottoms are very liable to get dirty when wind blows leaves and dirt into your pool. Over time, if you are not diligent, this can stain the bottom of your pool. If your pool has a white bottom, it can forever be stained brown if you are not consistently brushing the bottom of your pool. Purchasing a simple brush will help you keep dirt, algae, and slime from forming within your pool. When you have purchased the brush, simply brush the bottom of the pool in order clean off the dirt and allow your pump to then clean the water. While once a week is probably ok, we suggest you brush twice a week in order to keep your pool looking beautiful. There are pool vacuums that can be purchased to keep your pool clean. These vacuums attach to your pool and when your pump is going, it simply moves itself around in order to clean the bottom of your pool. So if you are too busy to brush your pool by yourself, simply attach a vacuum to the pool and let it go! Be sure to go and clean out the vacuum bag twice a week at least in order to keep the vacuum functioning at a high level.
While the winters in Houston are not necessarily blustery, it does become too cold to swim in your pool. Sometimes, pool owners forget to clean the pool as consistently as it needs to be because no one is using the pool. This can produce unwanted algae and cause bacteria to grow in your water. If you find that your pool has turned a slight shade of green, simple chlorine won’t be able to do the trick. This is where chlorine shock comes in handy. Using shock will make your pool unusable for a small amount of time, but it will do the trick in removing unwanted algae and bacteria. It is a much more powerful combination of chemicals that does the trick in killing all the unwanted visitors in your pool. Remember to be careful using shock because it is a very powerful chemical. There are some other times that using shock can be very helpful in cleaning your pool. One other example is when you have a big pool party with lots of people swimming in your water. Your pool will have more bacteria after everyone leaves and a simple use of shock will kill the bacteria and get your water ready for your next party!
Lastly, 3D Pools and Landscape suggests taking good care of your pool’s pump. This is the most important part of keeping your pool clean and beautiful. One of the first things to do is to keep your pump running for a portion of each day in order to keep your water clean. While you will do your best to keep your water free of debris such as leaves and grass, there will inevitably be debris in your pool from time to time. This debris can go to your pump, but thankfully there is a pool pump strainer that collects the debris and keeps your pump running smoothly. However, this stainer needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. Make sure you take the time to do this on a weekly basis. Around your pool you will see other pool skimmers that hold small baskets inside. These are designed to suck your water out of your pool, take and clean the water in the pump, and then the pump pushes the water back into the pool. Within the skimmer is a basket that collects debris (and sometimes animals). These baskets will need to be cleaned as well at least once a week in order to keep your pump running sufficiently.
3D Pools and Landscape are the premier pool builders for the Katy, Fulshear, and Houston areas. We are devoted to quality service in building your dream pool. This blog serves to help you make sure you take quality care of the pools we help you design and build. We hope you and your family are able to enjoy your beautiful pool for years to come!