A plunge pool is an excellent addition to your backyard oasis, offering a luxurious retreat for relaxation and exercise. But, like any pool, it requires regular maintenance to keep it clean, safe, and enjoyable. Legends Build Group, Cairns’ premier builder and supplier of concrete pools, is here to help you maintain your plunge pool with these ten essential tips.
Skim the Surface Regularly
Use a pool skimmer to remove leaves, insects, and other debris from the water daily. This not only keeps your pool looking clean but also prevents potential clogs in your filtration system.
Monitor Your Water Level
Maintaining the right water level is crucial for your plunge pool’s health. Check the water level regularly, and refill as needed to keep it at the correct height – usually around the middle of your pool’s skimmer opening.
Test and Balance Your Pool Water
Regularly test your pool’s pH, alkalinity, and sanitizer levels to ensure they are within the recommended ranges. This will help prevent algae growth, scaling, and corrosion of your pool’s equipment. Adjust the levels as needed, following the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Clean Your Pool Filter
Your pool filter plays a crucial role in maintaining water quality. Clean your filter regularly, following the manufacturer’s instructions, to ensure it remains efficient and effective in capturing debris and contaminants.
Vacuum Your Pool
Use a pool vacuum to clean the floor and walls of your plunge pool at least once a week. This will help remove dirt, algae, and other buildup, keeping your pool looking pristine.
Maintain Your Pool's Circulation
Good water circulation is essential for a healthy plunge pool. Run your pool’s pump for at least 8 hours a day to ensure proper water circulation and filtration, and clean your pump’s strainer basket weekly to prevent clogs.
Shock Your Pool
“Shocking” your pool involves adding a large dose of sanitizer to eliminate bacteria, algae, and other contaminants. Shock your plunge pool every 1-2 weeks or as needed, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Inspect and Maintain Your Pool Equipment
Regularly inspect your pool’s equipment, such as the pump, filter, and heater, for any signs of wear or damage. Promptly repair or replace any damaged parts to prevent more significant issues and ensure your plunge pool remains in optimal condition.
Keep Your Pool Area Clean
Maintain the area around your plunge pool by sweeping or hosing down your pool deck regularly. This will help prevent dirt and debris from being introduced into the pool water and keep your backyard oasis looking tidy.
Schedule Regular Professional Maintenance
While you can handle many plunge pool maintenance tasks yourself, it’s a good idea to schedule regular professional check-ups with a trusted pool service provider like Legends Build Group. Our experts can help identify and address any potential issues before they become more significant problems, ensuring your pool remains in top shape.
Enjoy a Crystal-Clear Plunge Pool with Legends Build Group
By following these ten essential tips, you can ensure your new plunge pool remains a beautiful and inviting space for relaxation, exercise, and enjoyment. And remember, Legends Build Group is always here to assist you with any of your pool maintenance or repair needs. Contact us today for professional advice, support, and services to keep your plunge pool sparkling all year round. Dive into a well-maintained pool with Legends Build Group!