Are you ready for the summer season? If you have a pool, chances are you’ve already taken preventive measures to bring it to its best possible condition ahead of the summer. So, naturally professional pool cleaning services would have been on your to-do list.
Another important aspect of a clean pool is water treatment to prevent the apparition of algae. Chlorine is, of course, a popular treatment. But there are many other disinfectants you can use, including ultraviolet radiation, ozone, and bromine. It’s worth checking your options, especially as chlorine can tough on sensitive skin.
But the real question you need to ask yourself is: How can you keep your pool clean for longer after it’s been serviced professionally? Here are simple best practice tips that will prevent the accumulation of particles in the water.
Add a fence to the garden
Every home needs a fencing solution. But what you may not have considered is how your garden fence could also help keep your pool clean by preventing debris and unwanted guests from entering the water. Many animals try to escape the summer heat and use open pools as a cooling device. This can include snakes, errands dogs, larger wild mammals, etc.
As such, you want to look for sturdy fencing solutions that can act as a barrier around your garden, keeping out branches, leaves, and other debris that could contaminate the pool. That being said, the fence will only keep debris from the outside. There still will be an issue with twigs, dust, and leaves from your own garden, but we’ll get to that below.
Using a pool cover
A pool cover can serve more than one purpose. Families with young children and pets tend to add a pool cover to prevent accidents. This will ensure little ones do not fall in the water when nobody is watching.
But even if you don’t have kids, covering your pool when not in use will reduce the amount of debris that enters the water. A cover can keep dust, leaves, and even bugs at bay, which will instantly reduce the amount of cleaning required. Besides, in the midst of the summer heat. The cover will also reduce evaporation risk, which means you don’t need to refill the pool as often.
Having a pool shelter
Unlike a cover, which only protects the surface of the water, a shelter can also protect pool users. A shelter will provide an enclosed space that shields your pool from external elements, including bird droppings, leaves, and pollen. It remains even when the pool is in use, which means you may not need as much cleaning either.
Besides, with an outdoor pool, the shelter can also add privacy and shield you from direct sun rays and other elements. This can be a great addition too, as many pool owners design their shelters as elegant canopies and pergolas to enhance the look and feel of their home.
In conclusion, making your pool the perfect summer oasis requires a lot of planning. Aside from keeping on top of pool maintenance and servicing, you also want to consider the best ways to prevent debris accumulation.