Summer has officially arrived, and pool owners are overjoyed to be able to soak up the sun while lounging in their pools. Because your pool will be getting more usage and because of the hot weather, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to keep it in beautiful shape throughout the summer.

Following a party, shock the pool
One of the nicest parts of having a pool during the summer is inviting your friends over for a party. The more people who enjoy themselves in the pool, the more probable the water will be hazy the next day. Cloudy water signifies germs, which you want to get rid of as quickly as possible. The simplest method is to shock the pool with a high dosage of chlorine to kill the germs, then gently replace the water over time. Even if you don't have any pool parties that raise the bather load, but your family uses the pool frequently, the pool water should be shocked multiple times throughout the summer.

Your pool is especially vulnerable to falling debris carried by the wind if you have any overhanging trees or foliage nearby. This is not an issue, but it does need you to be more attentive in your cleaning regimen. It's a good idea to use a skimming net on a regular basis to remove any debris or insects from the pool's surface; debris is more difficult to remove once it's sunk to the pool's bottom. You should use the skimming net to pick up large materials from the pool floor and then hoover up any smaller ones. Brush the pool walls lightly to avoid algae development.

Chemicals must be in balance
Maintaining your pool water balanced is vital at any time of year, but it is more crucial during the summer when pool use increases dramatically and water loss is more likely. Assess the pH level of your pool on a weekly basis; your local pool store will have a range of strips and electronic gadgets to assist you. If the pH level becomes too high or too low, it can produce difficulties such as stinging eyes, indicating that something is wrong with the chemistry. Moreover, check the chlorine levels in the pool on a regular basis and always follow the manufacturer's recommendations to decide how much and which chemicals to use.

The pool's perimeter should be pressure washed
A dirty poolside is not only ugly, but it may also be dangerous, especially for families with children playing around - always keep a close check on youngsters and never leave them unsupervised in or near the pool. Summer is the ideal time to pressure wash the surround. Remember to brush away any material before turning on the pressure washer; otherwise, you may accidently blow the particles into the pool!

You can undertake these simple maintenance duties yourself, but if you'd rather sit back and relax, a pool engineer will take care of the regular servicing for you.

When the weather is nice, there's nothing better than going for a swim, and ideally, with this advice, your pool will be in good working condition throughout the season.