Tips for pool maintenance


Private pools are an essential requirement in any villa with a plot of land, and when you own one you have to take into account a series of guidelines and factors for its proper maintenance.

If you do not decide to change the water from one year to the next, all that is required is an initial shock chlorination to control the pH levels of the water.

The essential steps for the set-up, in case you have emptied the pool, are as follows:

-Clean the walls and the bottom of the pool.

-Wash the depth filtering system and the skimmers, where the chlorine tablets will be deposited later.

-Filling the pool

-Adjust the pH value of the water.

-Apply the water treatment. If it is a saline pool, salt will have to be applied and maintenance will have to be carried out in a somewhat different way to ordinary chlorine pools. Algae treatment is essential to prevent the water from deteriorating rapidly. The appearance of algae in a pool means that there is a weakness in the disinfection system.

Controlling the pH of the water

The most important step in pool maintenance is the control of the pH of the water. In order for the chlorine to disinfect the water, it is necessary that the values are regular and that the pH always remains between 7.2 and 7.6, as it shows the acidity or alkalinity of the water, to avoid possible allergic reactions or skin irritations during bathing.

Pool maintenance

For the daily maintenance of swimming pools it is essential to use chlorine, adjusting the amount according to the size of the pool. Similarly, it is necessary to monitor the pH level in the water on a daily basis to check that the chlorine is working and that the levels do not shoot up.
It is recommended that trichlor tablets be placed in the skimmers on a weekly basis, from where it will be distributed evenly throughout the water.

Generally speaking, the maintenance of a swimming pool is very simple and it is not necessary to spend too much time, where you can enjoy the summer in a more pleasant way.

In our new constructions in the Monte y Mar urbanisation, we have urbanisations with communal swimming pool and detached villas with private swimming pool or the option of building it additionally, depending on the model. We also offer the possibility of installing saline pools if desired.