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Tips for a sparkling clean pool all year round


Tips for a sparkling clean pool all year round

As we prepare for the days to heat up, nothing is more refreshing than a cool dip in the pool. Before you take the plunge, regular cleaning and maintenance is crucial to keeping your pool sparkling clean and safe water all year round. Whatever the season, your pool water needs to be safe for swimming and also an attractive feature of your property. Here are our top five pool maintenance tips for a year-round sparkling pool.

Top six tips to keep your pool in pristine condition


Chemical levels are one of the most important parts of pool maintenance. Improperly balanced water looks murky, irritates skin and eyes, and can cause your pool to become a breeding ground for bacteria. A swimming pool’s chemistry must be checked twice a week, especially during the summer. By checking your pool’s chemistry levels regularly, you can make fine tweaks and balances before it turns green overnight. Swimming pool chemicals must be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool and dry environment. Additionally, try not to store chlorine and acids in the same space.


Loose debris, such as leaves, dirt, and dust, will find its way into your swimming pool – even if it’s covered. Though this debris floats on the surface for a while, it eventually breaks down and sinks to the bottom of your pool. This, in turn, can lead to algae build-up and stain the plastering of your pool. Try and make skimming a daily habit.

Furthermore, you need to scrub the sides of the pool to prevent algae build-up. Thankfully, this is not something you need to do quite as often. You can get away with scrubbing once every other week.


Loss of water will occur naturally because of evaporation and swimming displacement caused by diving and entering and exiting the pool. Pool pumps can be damaged if water levels are too low, so try to maintain a consistent level by using tank water to regularly top up your pool or spa.


Always cover the pool when it is not in use to prevent debris from clogging the filter system and causing damage. A cover or pool blanket also reduces evaporation which will save water and minimise the need to top up.


One of the most commonly neglected parts of swimming pool maintenance is the changing and cleaning of pool filters. These play an important role in keeping your swimming pool pristine, so don’t forget to create a cleaning schedule for pool filters, dedicating the right amount of time for each specific filter your pool uses.


If you want to be extra certain your maintenance efforts don’t go to waste, make sure everyone showers before swimming in your pool. This is especially important if you have just swum in the sea as salt and germs can upset the chemical balance of your pool. When swimmers exit the pool, certain oils can get left behind in the water – suntan lotion, hair product, the natural oils produced by our skin. While it’s unpleasant to think about, there’s an easy solution. Simply throw a tennis ball into the water. The fibers on the ball will help absorb the oils and keep them from leaving a slick sheen on top of the water.

Here at Sunderland Cleaning Supplies, we specialize in in cleaning products and equipment. If you have any questions about our products, or would like to chat further about how to keep your pool clean, give our friendly team of experts a call on (02) 6722 1130, or contact us online here.

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