There are a lot of Christmas lights and carol events around Sydney, but how about a Christmas pool party? How about you organise one watery Christmas fun for your family and friends? Having a lucky door prize and a visit from Santa will put smiles on faces, so bring your family and friends for a splash-out, and who knows, Santa may even end up in the pool with you. To make your party more exciting and successful, you can hire a special guest and enjoy some music while tucking drinks and ice cream in the pool.
But to make all this happen, you must ensure that your pool is in perfect shape, safe and secure to hold the pool party. You don’t want problems or casualties at your pool party event. Anyone who is a pool owner knows the importance of maintaining a pool. This article presents helpful tips for handling the extra use of your pool over christmas.
Maintain All Your Pool Parts
Having friends in your pool means it will have many people and more actions than it is used to. But a good pump means the water will efficiently circulate through a filter that cleans your water before pushing it back to your pool. Therefore, you should get a good pump and run it daily to keep it in tip-top shape.
Check your filter and ensure it is clean before allowing people in your pool. To ensure your pool keeps clean year long, you can get a pool cover and enclosure to prevent debris from falling in and prevent weather changes from affecting your pool water pH balance and chemistry.
And before the big event, check your tile surfaces and the ladder; this is a perfect time to repair them if necessary.
Clean your Pool Before the Big Party
Everyone wants to enjoy some quality time in a clean swimming pool. A swimming pool that has not been cleaned for a long time can create health issues, and it is also not fit for people to swim. These are one of the difficulties you can incur if you don’t clean your pool, as a result, try to regularly scoop leaves out of your pool. Try to do this twice a week since more people are spending time in your pool.
You Also Need to do Some Scrubbing
Just like skimming the leaves and debris from your pool, scrubbing is equally essential. Frequent scrubbing of the pool walls and tiles prevents the build-up of algae. You only need to do this once a week.
Don’t neglect the poolside
Keeping the poolside clean is as important as keeping your pool clean. For a quick clean around the poolside, use a pressure washing technique to quickly wash away dirt or debris and eliminate stains that might have been caused due to weather conditions.
Test and Treat your Pool Regularly
It is essential to check your pool water at least once a week with home test kits. However, getting the water professionally checked is a better option; once checked, it should give an accurate report if you need to add some chemicals to achieve the appropriate ph levels. Before inviting people over, ensure your PH is balanced at 7.4 to 7.6 and alkalinity reads 100 to 150 ppm, and sanitation level is correct.
Keep An Eye on the Water Levels
A Christmas pool party immediately means extensive use of your pool making it important to keep an eye on the water levels. The water level should always be half way above the skimmer. When levels get too high, you will need a water pump to drain out the excess water, and if it is below the recommended level, use a hosepipe to replace the lost water.
Regularly maintaining your pool is rewarding because you consistently have clear water that contains no bacteria, algae build-up or other substances. Ensure that the water levels are not too high and the chlorine and filter pressure is within the range. Try to empty the skimmer and the pump baskets if need be. With all the checks and balances above your pool should be ready for your friends and family and make the pool parties memorable.