Make a Splash this summer

Swimming pools are an essential part of the Aussie summer lifestyle. Covered over and forgotten about in winter, pools are an absolute necessity in the blazing Australian heat. You would be forgiven for thinking that, when the heat of summer comes rolling around, it is simply a matter of just pulling off the cover and jumping in the pool. This would be ideal but the reality is that you do need to do some maintenance in winter in order to get the pool ready for summer fun.

The first step in any pool maintenance programme in Brisbane is to make sure that the pool pump and any other mechanical bits are in good working order. Check the pool filter and make sure it is clear and clean. The next step, of course, is to take off the pool cover. Remove any debris that has accumulated and make sure that any rainwater that has collected on the pool cover is gone before taking the cover off. (In cases where a lot has accumulated, you may want to drain it off rather than wait for it to evaporate.) Wipe the cover down and then take it off. Check the water level in the pool and top up if necessary. Clean the pool of any leaves or floating debris.

Now that the basic cleaning is finished, it is time to check on the water quality and acidity levels. Since you will be spending so much time in the pool, the water quality is something that cannot be neglected. There are many germs that thrive in the warm pool water and getting the perfect balance between water safety and acidity can be tricky. At the very least, you should get yourself a pool testing kit from your local pool shop but do consider calling in a professional to do the job. After all, it is so much easier to find pool builders in Brisbane that would be able to balance and clean the pool than having to figure what dose of chlorine to use and how much acid to add. In the end, not only can using the wrong dosage of chemicals damage the people using the pool, but it can damage the surface of the pool itself.

You may decide to do the work yourself or decide that summer is about fun and not work. Whichever way you go, pool maintenance is vital in order to ensure that everyone has a fun, healthy summer in the pool.