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Proper Care of the Pool

After a few weeks of constant use, a pile of garbage appeared at the bottom of the artificial reservoir, and green algae grew on the walls? Proper care of the pool will help you avoid all these troubles.

Water preparation

Before filling the tank, do not forget to perform a special water analysis. It will detect the presence of dangerous impurities and show the possible excess of certain chemical trace elements that can harm the human body.

Please note! To fill the bowl, you can not use water from natural sources — it can cause serious infectious diseases.

The water in the pool is taken care of using a decontamination and water treatment system. This can be either a chlorine generator with filter pumps, or an ultraviolet filter or an ozonation device.

Mechanical cleaning

Outdoor pool surfaces need regular removal of debris, dirt, and algae.

To do this, you will need special devices:

  • A net with a fine mesh and a long handle is necessary for catching large litter floating on the surface of the water. In order to save money, it can be replaced with a regular sieve screwed to a stick;
  • Skimmer connected to the filter pump-designed to remove dirt that has settled on the bottom of the pool. To do without this expensive device, it is enough to perform a quick cleaning every day;
  • Filter pump-turns on for 6-7 hours after each use of the pool. Under the condition of active operation, the filter should be washed once a week and changed every season.

Please note! For an outdoor pool, it is better to buy a blanket that protects the water from falling leaves and flying insects. Cover the tank after each use, and so that the canvas does not fly off, tie it either to the sides, or to the pegs driven into the ground.

Application of chemicals

Care for polypropylene and composite swimming pools, however, as well as for any other variety of it, can not do without the use of special chemicals.

Please note! After adding any pool care chemicals, you will need to perform a water filtration cycle.

Also, do not forget to regularly use tests that determine the pH level. This will avoid both insufficient and excessive chlorination. You can buy them in specialized stores. Normally, the pH level should not exceed 7.0-7.4 units. The free chlorine values must remain within the range of 0.3-0.5 mg/l.