Summer is here and you may now be wondering how best to keep your pool clean and safe with more use. Proper maintenance and disinfecting of the pool are required to safeguard your family and guests, as well as prevent costly issues from occurring. A little bit of swimming pool maintenance and care can help extend the life of your pool.

The Three Keys to Keep Your Pool Clean

  • Circulation

Good water circulation is essential to keep your pool clean. Your pool’s circulation has two sections – the suction side and the pressure side. The suction side is where water is sucked towards the pump. From the pump, the pressure pushes the water through a filter and eventually back to the pool through return valves. Maintaining proper circulation relies on you to stay on top of the appliances.

  • Cleaning

While the circulation system will take care of a good bit of cleaning, your pool also needs a helping hand. Skimming, vacuuming, and brushing are necessary for removing debris and any nasties. Skim the pool daily, vacuum regularly, and brush should be done every couple of days.

  • Chemicals

Every pool – even the best-kept ones – have germs and bacteria, but keeping chlorine above 1 ppm will eliminate them. Algae are plant forms that require nutrients in order to survive and thrive. Once chlorine levels are low, algae can begin to form and make the pool look green. Maintaining the chemicals and keeping the pH close to 7 is key for a clean and clear pool.


Please be aware that the CDC says COVID-19 cannot survive in properly treated pool water. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection of pools should remove or inactivate the virus that causes coronavirus. Now, more than ever, it is important to stay on top of your pool’s maintenance and cleanliness. For the latest and most up-to-date information on the coronavirus please visit the CDC website.

When looking to care for your pool, allow the professionals to help. At Sparkling Clear Pool Service, we understand what it takes to keep a pool clean, sanitary, and well-maintained. Be sure to contact us at 214-361-0255 for all of your pool maintenance needs in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and beyond!