One of my mentor’s taught me a very valuable lesson. In order to be successful at anything and get good results you have to do one basic thing -follow directions!
It’s no different with pool maintenance. It is really simple, and keeping your pool sparkling clean is a breeze with these 3 steps.
We call it T.L.C – Test, Levels, Clean.
Hopefully by now you have your test kit. If not order it today! It is one of the MOST important things you will need to keep your pool clean.
For daily maintenance, follow these 3 easy steps:
- T = Test – Test your levels. I always test in the morning before the hot sun starts beating down on the pool. Conduct your free chlorine (FC), and PH tests.
- L = Levels – Adjust your chemical levels. In case you missed it – check out our post How to add chemicals to your pool in 5 steps . There you will learn all about the chemicals you need and how to figure out how much to add.
- C = Clean – Clean out your skimmer basket every day, if you don’t and it gets all full of debris, toys, etc.. it can be hard on your filter and it will affect filtration. Also scoop out any leaves or sticks that have gotten in your pool.
DONE! It takes maybe 10-20 minutes, if that. In fact, once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to do this in under 10 minutes tops! Doing these 3 steps will prevent most issues and keep you and your pool cool and happy all summer long!
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