Your weather permits a longer swimming season. However, if there will be many weeks when your swimming pool is not in use, continue routine maintenance on a reduced schedule.
- Begin by reducing filter running time in half. Keep pH between 7.2-7.8 and free available chlorine between 1.0 and 3.0 parts per million (use tester). Follow pool equipment manufacturer’s instructions for proper care of equipment during this time.
- If you do not cover your pool, clean your skimmer every week, maintain filter according to manufacturer’s instructions and vacuum as needed.
- Covering your pool will keep out leaves and dirt and reduces the number of needed chlorination. Before covering, shock treat according to manufacturer’s directions.