The weather is finally starting to warm up in beautiful Perth, which means it’s almost time to drag of your swimming pool cover and get your pool ready for plenty of summer fun. Unless your pool is heated, it’s unlikely it got much use over the cold winter months, and while the pool cover protected it from dirt and debris, most pools will benefit from some attention before the summer season arrives.
Seriously, please don’t wait until the kids and their friends are begging to jump into the water; follow our tips for getting your pool ready for use this summer.
- Take off the cover
Yep, it’s time to see what the water looks like underneath. If leaves and dirt are lying on top of the cover, try and sweep it into a pile and remove it to avoid it falling into the water. Lay the blanket out on the ground and give it a thorough wash to remove built-up dirt and debris – this will help extend the cover’s life.
- Check the water level
There was plenty of rain over winter this year, so if you haven’t already, you may need to siphon off any extra to allow the skimmer to function correctly.
- Check the pump, filter, and skimmer basket.
Remove the filter and thoroughly clean it to remove any algal build-up. Start the pump and make sure water is circulating as it should. Ensure the skimmer basket is clean and free of debris.
- Clean your pool
If you have a robotic cleaner, get it going while using a hand-held skimmer to remove items floating on the pool’s surface. A good brush and vacuum of the pool’s surface by hand helps you get to difficult-to-reach spots.
- Test the water
Let the pump run for between 24 and 48 hours, then fill a bottle with pool water collected at elbow depth. Take it to your local pool shop for complete water analysis. They can help you get the water back to the appropriate chemical levels for safe swimming.
- Clean the surrounding surfacing
Wash down the area surrounding your pool to remove dirt and debris collected over winter. Depending on the material around the pool, there could be cracks, loose pavers, rotted decking boards, or loose fixings.
- Check your pool fence
Pool safety is imperative, especially if you have young children. Check all fences, locks, and joins to ensure nothing has rusted or is unsafe. If your old steel pool fence is looking worse for wear, now is the perfect time to think about updating your pool with custom-made glass pool fencing.
Why Choose Kiss Glass for glass pool fencing in Perth?
Make sure this summer is a safe one with pool fencing from Kiss Glass. Our products are of the highest quality custom glass pool fencing available in WA, and every item adheres to the strictest safety standards. Our passion is ensuring our customers get the best out of their glass pool fencing.