Does your home pool look like a swamp, complete with lily pads, frogs, and something that looks suspiciously like a bog monster? If so you should probably call someone instead of reading this blog.On the off chance that you pool is somewhere close to a year old and marsh esque, at that point we have ourselves a crowd of people. Luckily, it is conceivable to reestablish a pool that has lain stale for a year or more – it will take a ton of difficult work, yet it will be justified, despite all the trouble when you can bounce into your wonderful, invigorating pool once more.
Prepare to get your hands somewhat messy! The initial phase in reestablishing any pool that has been forgotten about unattended is angling as a lot of flotsam and jetsam as you can, utilizing a pool vacuum or your skimmer net. Utilize the skimmer to expel dead leaves, fallen branches, wayward trash and whatever else that would presumably not endure your channel. On the off chance that the water is dim, it might be elusive the trash you are attempting to get out; do as well as can be expected.
Scrub the lining on the wall and floor of the pool with a pool brush and use a pool vacuum to try and remove as much algae as possible.
To ensure that your filter system does not malfunction after you have cleaned it out or replaced the parts, check it frequently, especially at the beginning. Clear your filter system out as often as necessary to avoid clogging. You may need to replace the filter several times over the course of your cleanup.
Sometimes it is possible to use the water that is already in your pool, without draining it. Sometimes you aren’t quite so lucky. While it can be surprising how much filtration and chlorine can do to save your water, if it’s a deep murky color that strikes fear into you at the very thought of getting into the water, you may want to just drain and refill it. It will be expensive, but you’ll have greater peace of mind.
If you want to try your hand at restoring the water that’s already in there, good for you! Buy pool shock (be sure to read the instructions or get assistance to be sure you are buying the right kind and quantity for your pool) and add it to the water. The chlorine will work to kill algae and anything else living in your pool. While the pool is being shocked it is unsafe to swim; don’t be fooled if the water starts turning clear. You will need to wait until the pool tests safely.
A water test kit can be purchased at any pool store. After 24 to 48 hours (see the instructions on your pool shock), test the water for chlorine levels and pH. Follow the instructions to adjust if necessary. You’re almost there!
Stagnant pools are known for the problems they can cause. Keep an eye out for leaks and dramatically lowering water levels; a small leak in your pool can, over time, create the perfect conditions for a sinkhole to form right underneath your swimming pool.Another common problem with poorly maintained pools is cracks in the lining. While these can sometimes be patched up and repaired, often a significant crack will be cause to drain and reline the pool.