5 top tips for keeping your swimming pool clean

PUBLISHED: 10:07 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 01 May 2018

A Surrey swimming pool (Hello-Photo.co.uk)

A Surrey swimming pool (Hello-Photo.co.uk)

Archant

Looking forward to sunny days and taking a cooling dip in your pool? Wayne Coleman, Service Manager at BTU Pools in Woking passes on five great tips for keeping your pool sparkling clean and running costs lower this summer

1. Run your pump and filter during off-peak times – You’ll wonder why you didn’t think of this before! It will make a significant difference to your energy bill - just make sure the noise from your plant room doesn’t disturb you or the neighbours at night.

2. Maintain your chemicals at the right level - Remember, it is more than the just pH levels, that you need to keep an eye on to keep your pool clean, hygienic and ‘swim ready’. For example, temperature, Calcium Hardness and Cyanuric Acid levels also contribute to the complete pool balance. Undertaking proper, weekly checks is more cost-effective and convenient than having to make expensive corrections.

3. Install a pre-filter unit – This is a great way to save money right across the board! With a pre-filter unit you reduce the frequency and time spent backwashing. It also reduces chemical use and heating demand as well as the amount of water that needs replacing.

4. Use a solar cover – This might come as a surprise! As well as giving the pump, filter and skimmer basket a break and preventing nasties getting into the pool, a solar cover can increase the water temperature by up to 8°C! It will also eliminate evaporation by up to 98%, reduce chemical consumption by up to 30%, lower energy consumption by up to 50%. What’s not to like!

5. Look after your equipment – Regular servicing and maintenance are excellent preventative measures that extend the life of the pool and equipment. Emergency repairs always cost more!

Pool with a solar cover (Hello-Photo.co.uk)Pool with a solar cover (Hello-Photo.co.uk)

To keep your swimming pool sparkling clean and ready to swim in, BTU Pools recommends weekly cleaning and checks on chemicals and equipment. Offering a range of pool maintenance packages and products to keep your pool running smoothly and cost-effectively, BTU Pools have been around for over 40 years designing, building, maintaining and renovating pools in Surrey, Hampshire and South East.

www.btupools.co.uk | 01483 315 316 | Wyevale Garden Centre, Woking, GU22 0NH

More from Surrey Life

Friday, December 7, 2018

If there's ever a time of year when a brisk, bracing walk is needed, then winter and the lead-up to the festive season is surely it. Here we round up a few of our Surrey favourites

Read more
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Surrey is a county full of festive delights. Think cosy pubs, frosty views and long winter walks. We pick 22 wonderful reasons to spend Christmas in Surrey.

Read more
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

We round up some of the best events and things to do across Surrey this month

Read more
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Whether you're looking for fine dining, pub grub or exotic dishes, eating out in Surrey has something for everyone. Here's our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

Read more
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

With beautiful countryside, stunning villages and plenty of bluebells during spring, Surrey is an amazing place for a stroll

Read more
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Pupils at The Hawthorns School in Bletchingley collected over 5,800 items of food for the Loveworks foodbanks in Reigate and Merstham

Read more
Monday, December 3, 2018

Great things to do in Surrey this weekend (7, 8 and 9 December): art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

Read more
Friday, November 30, 2018

We’ve teamed up with Grand Illusions to give one lucky reader the opportunity to win a £250 gift card with the stylish homeware brand

Read more
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Celebrating its 25 anniversary, Kinghams restaurant is found at the heart of one of Surrey’s most iconic villages. Matthew Williams visits to discover the secrets of its longevity

Read more
Monday, November 26, 2018

This edition of Surrey Life features all the local ingredients to make this month special

Read more
Monday, November 26, 2018

Get ready to laugh, boo and hiss, and cheer on your favourite childhood heroes in the array of pantomimes coming to Surrey theatres this Christmas

Read more
Monday, November 26, 2018

Enjoy this easy, flat 1.5-hour walk around this pretty Surrey village and waterway

Read more
Thursday, November 22, 2018

To celebrate the arrival of Beaverbrook’s new head pastry chef, Joanne Todd-Belmain, we’ve teamed up with the luxury country house hotel to give Surrey Life readers the opportunity to win afternoon tea for two people in the exquisite surroundings of the Dining Room

Read more
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Education expert Dr Ryan Hinchey, Coordinator of College Counselling at ACS International School, with campuses in Cobham, Egham and Hillingdon, answers your questions

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search