How to Take Care of Your Pool in Heat

How To Take Care Of Your Pool in the Heat?

Poolie Team: Feb 28, 2024

Summer’s scorching heat is here, and the pool is calling your name! At Poolie, we know that the hotter it gets, the more you want to splash around and cool off. But before you jump in, let’s go over some essential pool care tips for beating the heat and keeping your pool crystal clear all summer long!

  1. Hydration is Key: Just like you need to stay hydrated in the heat, so does your pool! Evaporation is the enemy during hot weather, causing the water level to drop. Keep an eye on the water level and top it up as needed to maintain proper pool function.
  2. Stay Chlorinated: Hotter temperatures mean increased pool usage, which can deplete chlorine levels more quickly. Regularly check and maintain the chlorine levels to keep bacteria and algae at bay. A chlorine stabilizer can help retain chlorine effectiveness under the blazing sun.
  3. Filtration Finesse: A well-functioning pool filter is crucial during the summer months. Run the filter longer to ensure proper water circulation and filtration. This helps remove debris and maintains water clarity. We recommend a minimum of 1 hour of pump run time for every 10 degrees outside.
  4. Skim and Brush: Summer brings an influx of debris, from leaves to pesky bugs. Regularly skim the surface and brush the walls and floor to prevent build-up and ensure a pristine pool.
  5. Sunscreen and Pool Water: Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from the sun’s rays. However, it can also affect your pool water. Encourage pool-goers to shower before swimming to remove excess sunscreen and other lotions that can interfere with water chemistry.

Summer fun by the pool is a staple of the season, and Poolie is here to make sure your pool is always ready for a splashtastic time. From maintaining proper water chemistry to keeping the filter humming, we’ve got you covered! So, slather on that sunscreen, grab your pool float and let’s make this summer one for the books. Get in touch with Poolie today, and let the pool party begin!

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