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Five Fibreglass Pool Maintenance Tips

Fibreglass pools are one of the most popular choices for homeowners. These pools consist of a large fibreglass shell-like structure that arrives ready to be sunk into the ground. Some designs combine concrete or some other material with the fibreglass. Fibreglass pools are also a good choice for residential purposes, as they have lower maintenance requirements compared to vinyl and concrete pools. Below are five tips to help you care for your pool.

Clean Regularly

Leaves and bugs tend to gather in the pool. If left unattended, it contributes to unhygienic pool water. A dirty pool quickly loses its attractiveness. It is a good idea to maintain a regular cleaning schedule. This way, your pool can constantly have a clean and attractive appearance. A skimming net and telescopic pole come in handy, as well as a leaf vacuum to suck in dirt from the pool bottom.

Cleaning Products

It is best to avoid harsh cleaners when you clean your pool. These can damage the fibreglass and necessitate costly repairs. Harsh cleaners also alter the chemical balance of your pool. Use cleaners that are specifically formulated for fibreglass pool maintenance. Avoid brushes with stiff bristles, as these are likely to leave scratches on your pool’s walls.

Pool Filter

It is a good idea to turn on your pool pump after each session of swimming is completed. This helps to collect the debris that is stirred up while the pool is in use. Allow the filtering to continue for six to eight hours daily so that the water circulates properly.

Proper Chemical Balance

It is best to check the balance daily. Ideally, the pH level should be between 7,2 and 7,6. Alkalinity should range between 100 and 150 parts per million and chlorine levels should be at 3,0 parts per million. Where necessary, add the appropriate chemicals to attain the proper balance.

Pool Cover

No doubt, your pool is unlikely to be used during certain times. Purchase a solar cover to keep out dirt and debris, and save money on water at the same time. This will reduce its maintenance needs and helps the pool to maintain the right temperature.

If you want the best value for money when looking at fibreglass pools, look no further than SA Pools. Not only do we supply state-of-the-art, high-quality fibreglass pools, we also supply tools for pool maintenance. Contact us today to find out more.