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The Ultimate Checklist for Monthly Pool Care

If you're like most pool owners, you want to make sure that your pool is properly taken care of so that it can last for years and provide endless swimming enjoyment. Luckily, by following this ultimate monthly pool care checklist, you can rest assured that your pool will stay in great condition all season long. Keep reading to learn more.

The Ultimate Checklist for Monthly Pool Care

What Is Needed For A Monthly Pool Care?

Pools are a lot of fun, but they also require a significant amount of maintenance. If you want to make sure your pool is ready for swimming every month, you'll need to take care of a few things. 


Here is an ultimate checklist of what you'll need to remember:


  • Check your pool's surfaces for cracks, stains, or any other problems.

To avoid leaks, you must check your pool for cracks and other damaged areas. If there are any signs of trouble, like water pouring out from beneath the decking or an increase in noise when swimming, it may be time to consider draining the contents before things get worse. Pool owners must remain attentive at all times so as not to cause more damage without knowing something has been done incorrectly first.


  • Check the O-ring seals and fittings in your plumbing.

It is recommended that you check the O-ring seals and fittings in your plumbing once a month. This will help prevent leaks that could lead to costly repairs later on down the line. The best way to do this is by using an air compressor with high-pressure settings for about two minutes before shutting off all power sources so no water gets into any electrical equipment or wiring around them while making small adjustments like greasing threads if necessary.


  • Check to see whether your pump is in good working order.

One of the most important things you can do each month is to check your pump. This will help ensure that it's running smoothly and doesn't need any repairs. You can do this by checking the pressure gauge on the side of your pump and making sure the numbers are consistent with what they should be. If not, you'll need to adjust the valves accordingly.


  • Check the pH and chlorine levels in your pool's water.

Maintaining a proper balance of chemicals keeps algae from growing inside your swimming hole, but it also helps protect against bacteria that can cause illness when you swim there. To check these levels each month, use special strips designed specifically for testing pools. You'll need one strip per test, take three different ones out at once and then add up their total readings before averaging them together as this will give you a more accurate pH level.


  • Shock your pool if the chlorine levels are too low.

Shock your pool if the chlorine levels are too low. You can do this by adding a few drops of bleach to water before coating surfaces with granular chlorine, then scrubbing them clean after about five minutes and rinsing off the excess product so there aren't any leftover traces left behind on porous materials like concrete or grout lines in tile floors which could cause staining issues later down the line.


  • Clean the skimmer and pump baskets.

It is important to clean your skimmers and pumps monthly so that they can continue working properly without any problems arising due to clogs or debris buildup in them which could lead to damage over time if not taken care of soon enough. This includes removing leaves from around these two areas, as well as making sure there are no other types of objects trapped inside either one before using an old toothbrush dipped into soapy water while scrubbing their openings until all traces have been removed altogether.


  • Test for bacteria in your pool's water.

It is important to test for bacteria regularly so that you know if there are any problems with contamination levels. You can do this by using a kit that will tell you not only the number of bacteria present but also what kind they are so that you can take appropriate action if necessary. This is especially important if there are any signs of illness among your guests or family members.


Monthly pool care is an important part of keeping your swimming pool in good condition. By checking the surfaces for cracks and stains, testing the pH and chlorine levels, and cleaning the skimmer and pump baskets, you can help to prevent bigger problems down the road. If you have any questions about monthly pool care or need assistance with any of these tasks, don't hesitate to call us today. We're here to help.

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