As a swimming pool owner, one thing you must know is that maintaining a pool does not end with construction. Swimming pool maintenance requires consistent work. To maintain a pool, there are things you need to do other than just clearing dirt off the surface of the pool water.

In this article, you shall be looking at three major maintenance cultures that you must put in place to keep your swimming pool in good shape.


  • Filtration:


Consistently filtering your swimming pool can help you fight pathogens and help you combat foreign pathogens that threaten your health from your swimming pool. Making your pool water sparkling clean and free from any form of dangerous bacteria.


Filters come in different forms, and each has its unique maintenance needs. The three types of filtration include Sand filters, DE filters, and Cartridge filters.

  • Sand filters

Adjust the backwashers’ valve towards the backwashing position, or adjust the multi-port valve. The next phase is to let the water run for at least 90 seconds till the water coming from the backwash becomes clean and fresh. Do this consistently every week regardless of the pressure reading. 


  • DE filters

Though this process can be a bit time-consuming, all you have to do is access your filter dome where you have the filter grids. The next phase is to remove it and hosed it down a high-pressure water hose.


  • Cartridge filters

This process is a bit similar to the DE filter procedure. You are to take out the cartridge from the canister and ensure it is adequately hosed down. But if you have a high-pressure hose, you can also make a muriatic acid mix.



  • Water Circulation


Water circulation is essential for healthy pool maintenance. A perfect example is having a drum full of water content with no provisions for effective water movement or circulation. That drum would eventually be a breeding ground for algae and bacteria. The same thing is can apply to swimming pool maintenance. Your swimming pool should always have a channel where water in the pool can circulate and move. 



  • Water chemistry 


You must ensure that you balance your swimming pool chemistry level at all times. When it is not up to the expected ratio, it can lead to adverse side effects for your swimming pool. Correcting this will be capital intensive. 


Water chemistry focus: Total alkalinity, Chlorine level, and pH


  • Total alkalinity 


TA should always be within the range of 110 and 130 ppm. TA plays the role of buffer for pH, ensuring that the level of wild and extreme swings in the capacity of hydrogen in your swimming pool water.


  • Chlorine 

There must be a standard for chlorine level in your swimming pool. During the summer months, chlorine levels must be within the range of 3ppm and the lower end of the spectrum during winter.


  • pH

pH level should be within the range of 7.4-7.8. If the figure drops higher or below this rate, it could lead to water irritation, corrode the swimming pool equipment and lead to an increase of calcium in the pipe along the waterline.


The swimming pool is designed for relaxation. But this can only be possible if you put in place a proper maintenance culture. This article has discussed some relevant tips that could help you. 

Contact us at 0421 906 162. The team of swimming pool builders Sunshine Coast at Sunseeker Pools have built & renovated hundreds of swimming pools; with 20 years’ experience in the pool construction industry we have projects ranging in scale from small suburban  plunge pools  and courtyard spas to  lap pools  and commercial Olympic-size pools.