With summer in full swing, you must pay extra attention to you pool, as homebuyers will no doubt give it the once over as they pass through. To get ready for this scrutiny, you should probably refresh your water. Need some pool cleaning guidance? No problem.
First, begin with the basics. Skim the surface of the water to remove any floating debris and empty your built-in skimmer baskets. Then, grab your pool vacuum and clean up the pool floor – you want to move across the bottom in even, parallel strokes. Finish off the cleaning stage by scrubbing off any algae.
Next, check your pool chemicals. Find a pH testing strip to measure the water – you’re looking for a reading between 7.4 and 7.6. If your water is under 7.4, you will need to add soda ash to bump it up to a safe level. Are you seeing a pH above 7.6? Mix in some muriatic acid to bring it down.
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