In order to release all worries in existing era, each individual needs to seek entertainment in the daily life. By several entertaining activities, people can easily become together. These activities are a good way for the entire family to bond. They divert our attention from our demanding lives and amuse us in our leisure time. Usually entertainment is fun, enjoyable and pleasurable. From various entertainment activities available, swimming is considered the most enjoyable, unique, pleasurable and also exciting. Swimming is not only for entertainment. People learn it for various purposes such as personal safety, rescuing others, health maintenance and so on. But above all, it is important to learn how to maintain inground pool for a wonderful swimming experience.
After a hectic day at work when you come back home, if you take a swim in your swimming pool it will vanish all of your stress and fatigue. So I think it’s a best decision to have a swimming pool in your home background.
Why Have An Inground Pool?
As we know that swimming is the best form of entertainment but to enjoy a wonderful swimming experience, it is recommended to own an inground or a best above ground pool. It is one of the most interesting ways to have fun in the sun at home. I have a swimming pool at my home and believe me it’s a pretty good deal, especially during those hot summer days.
Types Of Inground Pool:
There are three types of inground pools and in order to popularity they are :-
- Concrete Pool
- Vinyl Lined Pool
- Fiberglass Pool
Where To Put In Ground Pool:
To create a swimming pool, the two important things that you need to decide upon are- the placement and type of the swimming pool. Once you have made the decision, now it’s time to ponder on some important things. First, it is vital to check council and building regulation regarding site coverage allowance, pool belting requirement and closeness drain system for storm weather.
Maintaining Process of Inground Pool:
Swimming is the most interesting form of entertainment. Some basic things that can help you to enjoy a lovely swimming are:
- A large, clean and beautiful swimming pool
- Foam noodles
- Underwater music system
- Advanced heating and lighting systems
These things are not necessary for swimming but if you can arrange them, you can have an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
But how much time you can swim and how much enjoyment you get by swimming?
The answer depends on your ability to maintain inground pool.
Just like a car, a computer, or other things need regular keeping for a good service, inground pool also needs regular maintenance to be at its best.
That’s why it pays to develop a strong basic understanding of inground pool maintenance essential.
When I come to know how my pool works, then it becomes very easy to care for it and make a best plan for its maintenance.
Many people choose to take the help of pool professional, but there is no such need. By following this process anyone can easily maintain a pool.
Most Important Five Processes For Maintaining inground pool:
- Knowing about the basic parts of pool
- Opening and closing system of pool
- Maintaining pools water level
- Balancing the water chemistry
- Getting rid of algae
1.Knowing About The Basic Parts Of Pool:
When we do our daily household work by our own hands, we get a certain sort of satisfaction and relief. Similarly, if we maintain our pool on our own hand it will be more safe and lovely. To maintain inground swimming pool, you first have to know the basic parts of pool.
Every pool has four important parts that need regular care to maintain inground pool.
These parts include :-
- The pool water
- The interior walls of the pool
- The pools filter system
- The pools system of skimmers and return
The Pool Water :
Pool happiness depends on keeping clean, clear and balanced of pool water. Clean and balanced water provides a safe swimming. If the pool water remains clean, it helps to avoid costly hardware repair.
The Pool Interior Walls:
Pool walls have a constant contact with pool water, and everything that enters it. So, keeping these surfaces in good condition (with proper repair) and clear of algae, mold and debris will help to keep pool clean, clear and safe. Pool walls need regular brush to keep them clean and free from algae, mold and so on.
Pool Filter System:
Just like a pumping heart of human, swimming pool also has its liver. This line sounds a little weird. However, think about it, pool pump draws water for maintenance and circulating, just like human heart does with the blood. Pool filter clears dirt and other contaminants from water. Swimming pool will soon become cloudy, polluted and not fit for swimming without a pool filtering system.
Pool Skimmers And Returns:
If pools filter is it’s liver then skimmer and returns are its veins and arteries. Skimmers should not be confused with a net skimmer. It is the cleaning tool attached to a telescoping pole to pull water into the filter for cleaning, while the returns push the cleaned water back into the pool. Like veins arteries, they work best when they are clean and clear of obstruction.
2.Opening And Closing System of pool:
Opening and closing system of pool is the most important, when it comes to maintaining a swimming pool. If you know the opening and closing system, you can easily maintain your pool.
Five Easy Steps For Opening an Inground Pool:
- Remove the pool cover
- Hook up the filter
- Turn the filter system on
- clean / vacuum the pool
- Add chemicals to balance the water chemistry
By following the steps listed above, anyone can easily open a swimming pool. After that, anyone can swim as long as he or she can. Let the children swim to their heart content until they are satisfied.
Five Easy Steps For Closing Inground Pool:
- Clean and balance the pool
- Vacuum all debris from the pool
- Remove following things from pool : all plugs, water from pump, filter system and heating elements
- Blow out all the plumbing lines
- At last put over the cover on the pool
Now pool is successfully closed. Some people believe that- ‘correct closing will make opening easier and most satisfying’.
- Maintaining Pools Water Level:
You also need to be conscious about the water level of the swimming pool. If perfect water level is not fixed, it will be dangerous to swim in the swimming pool. For maintaining the water level, you can apply some easy method. The idea about water level is exact halfway point on the skimmer. Be careful that the water level should not get below the one-third point because for this reason skimmer can’t operate with the pool water. If somehow this happens what to do?
Don’t be afraid, if that happens, you only have to do one thing that is add more water in the pool. Remember one thing for proper maintenance of pool, check water level daily two times.
- Balancing The Water Chemistry :
The word water chemistry sounds difficult, complicated and also confusing. Some people feel nervous in these steps. But nothing to worry, only follow these three most important parts of pool water chemistry :-
- PH Level:- First of all you must know that what is the condition of the pool. Is it acidic or basic? The ideal range of the ph for pool is 7.4-7.6. If pools water ph is higher from this range, it is acidic or if it is lower from this range, it’s basic. Always try to maintain water ph level between 7.4 and 7.6.
- Alkalinity:- It works as a ph buffer. It also helps to avoid huge spikes in acidity or basicity. The ideal range of alkalinity for inground pool is 100 ppm to 150 ppm.
- Pool Sanitization:- Sometimes, some organic contaminants like bacteria, viruses, algae and others grow in swimming pool by the causes of wind, rain, dust and swimming. Sanitization is a process by which we kill these types of organic containment. Chlorine and bromine are the most popular sanitizer.
- Chlorine 2.0-3.0 ppm
- Calcium 100-300 ppm
If you can properly understand the PH level, alkalinity and pool sanitization, then it’s much easier to balance your pool water chemistry.
- Getting Rid Of Algae:
Most important question is that, what if algae grows?
When pool’s chlorine is low and PH level is also high or low, this leads to algae growth.
Algae floats in the pools water or gets accumulated at pool’s walls or bottom of the pool. To maintain the pool, you have to get rid of the algae.
Some Process To Kill Algae:
- Verify the water chemical to make sure it is within the ideal range
- Add chlorine
- Shock the pool at dusk
- Add algaecide
- Brush the entire pool with a pool brush
- Frequently clean the filter
- Nonstop pump on high speed until the water clear
Some people think that maintaining a pool is very difficult task but it is a myth. If you can follow these five steps, then you can easily maintain your pool without the help of any professional. So, follow these five easy steps for maintaining your swimming pool and enjoy a peaceful and safe swim in your own beautiful swimming pool.