Marvel Chapelle, July 29th , 2017.
As important as the chemical composition of the water is, the physical water level is just as important. The levels will naturally fluctuate after a heavy rainstorm or an afternoon of kids doing cannonballs. You want to maintain a level that is halfway up the opening of your skimmer. If the water is too low, simply use a garden hose to add the necessary amount of water back in. If the water level is too high, rent a submergible pump from a home improvement store to drain the excess. However, if you're pool's liner is a vinyl or fibreglass material that could be easily damaged by the weight of the pump, consider consulting a professional. When you've reached the appropriate water level, remember to recheck the chemicals. The water level fluctuations will have thrown them off balance.
As important as pool care is during the summer, it's even more important to make sure that you properly secure it for winter. After all, no one wants to remove a pool cover at the start of summer only to find out that their pool has a leak or that their water is full of dangerous bacteria. Taking the right steps to properly winterize your pool can save you lots of time and money on repairs for next season. Before closing up shop in the fall, buy a water testing kit to ensure your chemicals are correctly balanced. Then, blow any excess water out of your plumbing lines, and invest in a cover to keep the pool free of debris.