Have you been racking your brains about how you can keep your pool clean and pristine all the time without all the hard work one usually does? Don't you want to spend more time swimming in your pool than on it trying to rake all the leaves and other dirt out? It actually doesn't take more than a few minutes every day to dedicate to pool cleaning to have it available to swim in every time you want to or have visitors.
I used to be very lazy when it comes to maintaining my above ground pool, especially when I start to notice more and more weeds and dirt accumulate at the bottom of the pool and some float just anywhere. It got difficult for me to clean it weekly because of a tight schedule I have at work, and hiring someone costs more. Plus sometimes you want something specifically done and you end up just being disappointed. What I did was devise a plan on how I can maintain my pool on a long-term basis without taking more than a few minutes a day. Surely, everyone has a few minutes to spare in a day? I'm sure you can, especially if the reward is that you'll have clean and clear water that you can swim in any time of that day.
The first thing you should adjust is running your filter. Sure you can have it running for 24 hours but it can be very bad for your wallet. Instead, run your filter for 8 hours a day. You can cut back already on two thirds of your budget, plus the alternatives are easy to do. Make sure that you clean your skimmer at least once a day. It only takes a few seconds to do this, but it makes a lot of difference in the long run.
Another thing you should remember when taking swimming pool maintenance into consideration is that you have to check your pool's chemical level. Ideally, you should check it at least twice a week, and this isn't hard to do also, especially if you have a new and reliable chemical test kit. All it takes is a few minutes.
Following these tips on pool cleaning can't be considered a chore. Especially if you use your swimming pool a lot and you have friends come over a lot to hang out, assigning a few minutes a day to attend to do your swimming pool maintenance won't be a burden, as opposed to having it overhauled completely and hiring people to do it, which would definitely cost more. Also, have fun reading more tips on how you can maintain your pool without spending a fortune.