Having your very own swimming pool has many benefits. It provides hours of fun and helps you to enjoy one of the best forms of exercise known for all ages and levels of fitness. Unfortunately, many people with swimming pools curse the day they decided to install one and some even go to the extent of filling them or just using them as vegetable beds!
The reason that many people tire of owning a swimming pool is because of the amount of maintenance they require. They get to the end of the summer season and find that their swimming pool tiles are in need of extensive maintenance. They may have a scum of calcium carbonate around the surface, the bottom might be green with algae and the pool tile grout discolored. In such a case the pool tile cleaning might be seen to be a major and costly chore. The good news is this situation may never need to arise as many people keep swimming pools operational all year long without the need for a major draining & cleaning.
Pool cleaning should be carried out regularly throughout the year. If the surfaces are wiped or gently scrubbed every week, taking no more than a half an hour to one hour to complete depending on the size of your pool, then algae scum is never allowed to build up and any deposits are kept moving and dealt with by your filter.
By keeping the chemistry of your swimming pool water just right you will also avoid many problems. The chlorine level must not drop too far, otherwise the algae will build up. This is the case even if the pool is not in use for only a week. Keeping the pH of the water pretty near neutral will also help avoid problems from the build up of calcium carbonate, even if your water is particularly hard. Slightly acidic water will prevent the calcium carbonate from being deposited on the sides.
Spotting dirt and removing it when it appears will also help avoid the need for an expensive annual maintenance routine and ensure that your swimming pool remains in good clean condition for many, many years.