Taking a dip in the pool with friends and family is a great way to spend time with friends and family during the hot summer season. Poolside parties or pool outings are common events for both residential and commercial pool facilities. To make the most out of this cool summer activity, pool owners should make sure that their swimming pools are kept in tip top condition for the whole season.

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Clean the pool and the pool area. Start the clean-up by removing dirt and debris that may have accumulated in the pool cover and pool deck or the immediate surroundings of the pool. Then skim the surface of the pool and remove all floating debris on the water surface. A leaf rake, telepole and net are common tools used for surface skimming. Pool owners should also remove dirt from the tiles and the bottom of the pool. It is recommended to clean the tiles first and work towards the bottom. Dirt from the tiles is collected at the bottom of the pool for the final clean up. After cleaning the pool, inspect the pool equipment to make sure that they are in proper working condition. Look into the circulation system of the pool, skimmer basket, pump strainer basket, pressure filter, heater, and cleaner clock settings. Make sure that these equipment are clean with no leaks or damages and are able to do their functions effectively.

Check water levels and water quality before jumping into the pool to make sure that the pool is fit for swimming. People who use their pools on a daily basis should also check the chlorine and pH levels of the water. The right amount of chlorine will help kill germs, algae or bacteria that may have contaminated the pool while maintaining the right pH level on the pool can prevent skin rashes or eye irritation.

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