Spring Pool-Prep Tips

With warmer weather approaching, now is the time to prep your pool for summer. If your pool had limited use in recent months, it may need a little TLC. We’ve put together a list of things you should be doing in the in the spring. Check out our top tips below.

Ensure the pool is full

If you haven’t used your pool in a while, you may find the water level has dropped. If the water level in your pool drops below the skimmer box, you run the risk of running your pump dry and burning out. To avoid this from happening, set yourself a regular reminder to check whether your pool needs a top up.

Clean out baskets for the skimmer and the pump. If there is built up dirt and leaves in the baskets the skimmer or pump will not be able to perform their jobs as well as they should. This will help keep your pool clean and should be done on a weekly basis, and more if needed.

Get a 60 second water test

A water test will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the exact chemical dosages you pool requires to remain in top condition. Collect a sample from about an arm’s length under the water surface, away from a return. To have an accurate analysis, have the water tested within an hour of collecting. Head to your local Poolwerx store to receive your 60 second computerized water test and personalized prescription for chemicals, for free.

Top up your pool chemicals with a DIY bucket

Kick start your pool’s health with an all-in-one DIY bucket. Whether you need to prepare for a pool party, reduce your phosphates (algae’s food source), clarify your pool, or fix a green pool after a storm, there’s a 1-hit bucket to suit you. Speak with your local Poolwerx team about which bucket is best for your pool.

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Check all the equipment

When was the last time you had a look at your pump or filter? Now is the time to check whether any pool equipment needs to be replaced. Some signs that equipment may need to be repaired include excessive backwashing and poor water quality. If you are using the correct amount of chemicals, but your water is still not clear, it could be your pool pump, filter or chlorinator that needs replacing. If you’re not sure about whether equipment needs to be replaced or not, give your local Poolwerx team a call and they can provide advice.

Clean out the pool filter

Depending on the type of filter you have, your filter should be cleaned between 2-4 times a year. The method you use to clean your filter depends on the type of filter you have. If you are unsure what type of filter you have or how to clean it, call your local Poolwerx to schedule a filter clean.

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