Beginner’s Quick Guide to Pool Maintenance

While completing pool maintenance on your backyard pool may seem daunting at first, it will get easier with practice. But don’t you think we should start somewhere?

Clear water in a swimming pool necessitates frequent cleaning and treatment. You should be aware that the water you put in it will last long before it needs to be changed and that even the dirtiest water may be recovered with the proper treatment.

You should avoid allowing your pool to degrade because prolonged exposure to dirty water can cause various health issues, including dermatitis, conjunctivitis, otitis (ear canal inflammation), staphylococcus, and other bacterial infections, well as mycoses and other gastrointestinal problems in the intestines and even hepatitis A type A.

Check out our advice on cleaning and maintaining your pool to get rid of these and other health concerns. Swimming pool maintenance plan

How to Efficiently Clean Your Pool

1. Clear out the areas outside the pool.

The first step in maintaining your pool’s exterior is to remove the filth and debris accumulated due to the constant movement of people, animals, and even fallen leaves carried by the wind. To begin, remove the debris from the water by sweeping it away.


2. Remove debris from strainers or filters.

Clean the filters as the second step (sieve or skimmer). The filth on the water’s surface, such as leaves and insects, is collected by the skimmer, a device attached to the pool’s edge.


3. Clean the water surface.

Remove any debris in the water, such as leaves, insects, and flowers, at this point. You can remove all these contaminants with a sieve attached to a telescopic rod. Invest in a sieve with a fine mesh so you can “fish” out even the tiniest dirt particles.


4. Apply a coat of sealant.

Remove algae and debris from the pool liner by using a curved brush. 

It prevents the growth of fungus and germs in the pool. Avoid using abrasives like steel wool or metal brushes at all costs.


5. Use a pool vacuum if possible.

In many ways, the pool vacuum is comparable to a vacuum cleaner, but it features a return mechanism that returns the vacuumed water to the pool, leaving no debris behind. Avoid making rapid movements while cleaning the pool’s corners since these regions tend to acquire the most filth.


6. Treat and disinfect the water.

Now that the pool has been thoroughly cleaned, it’s time to focus on the water quality. Several factors must be taken into consideration before the water can be used

Pool Maintenance Schedule to Keep Track

Cleaning your pool regularly is essential to protecting your health and your family’s health.


  • Once a week, empty the filter and clean it; this should be done after every swim session.

  • Douse yourself in chlorine every two days.

  • For every 2ppm of residual chlorine, you should do a residual chlorine analysis every two days, with an average of 0.5ppm.

  • According to the manufacturer’s instructions, PH levels should be between 7.2 and 7.4 every week.

  • Check for alkalinity, and making necessary adjustments with specific products should be done at least once a week.

  • If you want to keep the water clear of algae, you should apply an algicide weekly.

  • Remove leaves and insects from the surface of the water every day.


  • Once a week, vacuum the pool and clean the edges.


As you’ve seen, cleaning the pool isn’t difficult. It just takes a lot of time and effort. Maintenance will be less tedious if you take good care of your pool’s environment and its aquatic inhabitants.