Fibre Glass Pools: What Maintenance Does It Need?

Fibreglass Pool With Pool Cover

A fibreglass pool is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy your pool more and spend less time maintaining and fixing it. These swimming pools can be set up quickly and are relatively simple to keep clean, thanks to their flat surface. Fibreglass pools are frequently chosen since they demand less upkeep and maintenance than vinyl and concrete pools. Standard care for a fibreglass pool includes cleaning the pool and ensuring that the water chemistry, surfaces, and water levels are appropriately maintained.

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Fibre glass pools: What maintenance do they need?

1. Cleaning the pool

A pool cover is one of the first things we recommend. It can help you save a great deal of time and work. If you cover the pool while it is not in use, you will discover it is protected from leaves and dirt when it rains or gets windy. A fibreglass pool has a smooth and nonporous surface, making it hard for algae to grow. You won’t need to brush it regularly, but you should still do so. If you see leaves, bugs, or other unwanted floaties, use a skimming nett and telescopic pole to remove them. A pool vacuum can also remove dirt from the pool’s bottom.

2. Running the filter system

Every pool needs a filtering system. But for how long should it continue to run? Fibreglass pools require one daily circulation to maintain clean and clear water. You save money and electrical energy as a result. Consider installing a timer on your pool pump to automatically activate the vacuum daily without causing inconvenience. A straightforward approach to calculate how long you need to run the filter system is as follows: hours to run the filter = pool volume ÷ filtration rate. This is just an estimate because the length of time the filtration system can run typically depends on the weather conditions.

3. Water chemistry maintenance

Maintain optimum water chemistry to ensure bather safety and equipment durability. All pools need proper levels of cyanuric acid (CYA), free chlorine, total alkalinity, pH, and calcium hardness. Because the surface of a fibreglass pool is inert and unaffected by the water’s chemistry, maintaining the pool requires less adjusting. However, regular water testing and maintenance are essential for fibreglass pool care. Water samples should be retrieved for testing at a depth of at least 18 inches on the side opposite the return jet.

4. Maintaining water level

We recommend that at all times, the water in your pool should be kept higher than the skimmer. This ensures that there is always enough weight to counteract any upward pressure caused by groundwater.

It is recommended to do general maintenance on your fibreglass pool from the beginning. When we provide and install swimming pools, we always take some time to explain how the pool functions best and how much labour is involved in keeping it clean. Contact us if you have any inquiries about your fibreglass pool or are interested in installing one.

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