Don’t Feed the Algae
Keep vegetation, animals, chemicals (like fertilizers and ironite) away from and out of the pool. Nitrates from bird droppings and waste from animals are food for algae. Don’t feed the algae!
Watch for Cracks
If you start seeing any cracks around the perimeter of your pool between your deck and your tile, caulk it with a small bead of clear silicon. Do not allow the water to migrate from inside the pool in and under the deck through cracks at this joint.
Always keep chemicals stored out of direct sunlight. Keep them in a cool dry place. Do not store acid and chlorine right next to each other.
Clean Tile Weekly
Wipe/clean tile line weekly. This will reduce build-up.
Clean Your Filters
Clean your filters. This may be necessary after a heavy storm or once every few months depending on conditions in your pool. It would be best to clean them about every 4-6 months. If you have an extra set of elements it is a much easier and quicker job.
Check and monitor water level at least once per month, adjust as needed. Water level should be at the center of the tile or skimmer.
Clean the Pump
Clean hair and lint pot in the pump every couple of weeks or as needed. Turn off pump to do this.
Clean out skimmer basket(s) weekly, or as needed if conditions exist.
Check Water Chemistry
Check pool chemistry 2-3 times per week during the summer and once per week in the winter.