What Type of Maintenance Is Needed By an Outdoor Concrete Swimming Pool?

March 22, 2018

So, you've made the big jump and you've turned to Mr. Pools in order to have your own outdoor swimming pool oasis! We're glad that you made the leap! Outdoor concrete swimming pools can add so much to your life and your home. From all of the intrinsic health benefits to the way that your family and friends will coalesce around your pool for entertainment, the benefits are endless! With that being said, concrete pools DO require a special kind of care. Today, we are going to guide you on your pool-owning journey in order to learn about all of the special maintenance notes that you will need to remember to employ.

Maintenance Tips for Outdoor Concrete Swimming Pools

No matter how beautiful your pool looks when it is first installed, it won't maintain that image without a little bit of help on your end. While cement inground swimming pools are ostensibly pretty simple, there are still a variety of maintenance rules that can make ALL of the difference in the world. Let's start by looking through a few simple maintenance tips before digging into the heavier hitting stuff.

  1. Pool Skim OFTEN. - Keep debris out of the water and out of your pool. Buildup won't happen overnight on the concrete in your pool, but being lazy with the skimmer is just a bad habit.
  2. Scrub with a Bristle Brush. - Get into the habit of taking a hard-plastic bristle brush to the sides of your pool. Doing this whenever you notice a bit of buildup is a great way to keep your pool gleaming.
  3. Keep Chemically Balanced. - Alright, so this is a little harder than just scrubbing your pool. Make sure to have all of the proper chemical testing kits by your side. Concrete pools are comprised of countless tiny pores which can begin to harbour chemical imbalances. Imbalances can lead to cracks in the concrete which can become quite the headache! We advise checking your chemicals on a monthly basis, at least.
  4. Monitor Filtration Systems. - Your filtration systems should be in operation for roughly eight hours per day in order to ensure proper circulation and water filtration. Clean out your filters at least once a week by simply upending the contaminants.

As you can see, there are quite a few different maintenance habits that you need to start engaging in. Owning a concrete swimming pool is an awesome perk but it doesn't come without a little bit of work. If you ever need any help with maintenance, repairs, or fresh installations give us a call at Mr. Pools and we'll be glad to help.

Contact Details

Based in Homebush, we service the Sydney metro area and major regional areas. Contact us now to talk about your pool needs.

Unit 17, 11-21 Underwood Rd.
Homebush, NSW 2140

Phone: 02-9746-3033

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