What Do I Do With My Swimming Pool While We Are On Vacation?

What Do I Do With My Swimming Pool While We Are On Vacation?

3 Tips to Keep Your Pool Clear While on Vacation

From Swim University

Keeping your inground swimming pool clean and clear is hard enough when you are vigilant.  What are you supposed to do when you are going to be away from it for several days or even weeks?  With some proper planning, says Matt Giovanisci of Swim University, this problem is easily solved.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

If I had to make a guess, I would say about 80% of the populations likes to take summer vacations (or if you’re European, holidays) instead of winter vacations.

Personally, I like taking my vacations in the winter. I do a lot more winter activities than summer activities, but enough about me.

Being that most of our readers take summer vacations and own swimming pools, I figured I would share a few tips on how to take care of your pool while you’re away. I use to get asked this question a lot when I worked at the pool store. It’s not as hard as you might imagine.

1. Find a Neighbor or a Friend

This is the key to success when it comes to keeping your swimming pool clear while you’re away.

The ideal candidate is someone who owns a pool themselves. They should already know what to do. Tell your friend or neighbor to check on the pool once a day and provide them with a simple checklist, including:

Empty the skimmer basket(s)

Skim the surface of the pool

Check the filter pressure (backwash if needed)

Test the water with a test kit or test strips

Add any necessary chemicals (only if they know what they’re doing)

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