A swimming pool must be maintained in order to remain clean and safe for swimmers. But how frequently should this be done – and also when should you be servicing your equipment? Here are some tips that can help you decide how often your swimming pool should be cleaned.

Check Manufacturers GuidelinesĀ 

Check the guidelines provided by the manufacturer or the company that built your pool initially as they will provide precise advice on how often you should be cleaning your pool. By doing this, you’ll make sure that all of your swimming pool’s components remain in good condition and last longer.

It is always best practise to ensure that all of your equipment is serviced regularly to ensure that your swimming pool has as little downtime as possible – you wouldn’t want a faulty pump to come in between you and the sun!

Use Common SenseĀ 

Even if the manufacturer doesn’t recommend periodic cleaning, using common sense when it comes to maintenance is still a smart idea. For instance, it’s usually a good idea to get the pool cleaned as soon as you can if you detect any debris (leaves, twigs, etc.) floating around in the water or any discolouration on the walls or floor of the pool.

If you start to see algae forming in your swimming pool, it may be time to use some algaecide and/or chlorine shock!

Set Up A Maintenance ScheduleĀ 

Creating and adhering to a regular cleaning programme is the most efficient approach to keep your swimming pool clean and well-maintained. This could be needed anywhere from weekly, up to every couple of months, depending on how frequently the pool is used; just be consistent so that no dirt or debris build-up occurs over time.

A pool company (like ourselves!) would be very happy to provide costings on regular maintenance visits to suit your requirements.


You can be sure that your pool will continue to be safe and fun for many years by using the recommendations above and maintaining it regularly.


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