In many ways, indoor pools offer greater convenience than their outdoor counterparts–they are less susceptible to temperature changes, and you won’t have to deal with leaf litter or other debris falling into the water. However, indoor pools do still require some effort to maintain, so it’s important to know what you need to do to keep them in the best condition. In this article, our team at Pool Blue Inc. will go over a few key things you need to know about indoor pools and how to care for them.
- Shocking. A key part of pool maintenance is shocking, also referred to by the more scientific term oxidation treatment or super-chlorination. The purpose of shocking a pool is to get rid of all the waste that can’t be filtered out of the water, such as skin oils, grease, lotion, or perfume. When shocking indoor pools, good ventilation is essential–without it, the waste particles will stay trapped in the room instead of dispersing into the atmosphere and will eventually fall back into the water.
- Vacuuming & Brushing. Another, more frequent step in maintaining indoor pools is regular vacuuming. Just like with an outdoor pool, you’ll need to vacuum your indoor pool at least once a week to remove any dirt that has sunk to the bottom. It’s also a good idea to brush the bottom and walls of your pool prior to vacuuming in order to loosen any dirt or algae on those surfaces.
- Filter Maintenance. A third part of properly maintaining indoor pools is to clean the filter regularly–we at Pool Blue Inc. recommend doing so at least once every three months. Your filter is designed to catch dirt particles and keep them from re-entering your pool water, but its ability to do that does have a limit, and you’ll need to clean it out from time to time in order to keep it working properly.
We at Pool Blue Inc. hope that this article has been helpful. If you have further questions about how to care for your indoor pool, simply give us a call.