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We live in Florida. That means that it is incredibly warm at least 6 months out of the year. Because of our intense heat and humidity, you need something to cool you down, and for us, that something is our swimming pool. It is so refreshing to know that we can go into the backyard and take a cool dip anytime we want to. Of course, pools can be a lot of work, and come with a high price tag to maintain. HTH Pool Care has been providing great DIY pool care products at a reasonable price to consumers since 1928, and they have the HTH® 4-Step Program that helps get my family a Summer Ready Pool, which I am now going to pass on to you.
4 Pool Cleaning Steps
Maintaining your family’s pool does not have to be an expensive and painstaking process. In fact, HTH® Pool Care has four easy steps that you can take to make sure your pool is always “Summer ready.”
1. Testing and Balance
The first steps to maintaining our pool is to test and balance your pool’s water. Testing pool water with an HTH Test Kit or Test Strips is the perfect way to find out whether your pool water is balance or not. If not, the HTH®Test Kit or Test Strips will tell you what your pool needs.
When you have four boys, sanitizing the pool becomes a priority. We use, the HTH® 3-in-1 Chlorinating Skimmer Sticks. They come in individually wrapped bags that you place into your pool skimmer. They help to eliminate chlorine loss from direct sunlight.
It is recommended that you shock your pool weekly to protect your family and yourself from bacteria and other contaminants. Do your eyes hurt in the pool? Shocking it can help reduce eye irritation. It is recommended that you shock your pool at the same time on the same day each week.
4. Prevent Algae
Once you get algae in a pool it can become a real problem. Take it from someone who had to buy a new pool because of it. Taking care of your pool and preventing algae is definitely the way to go. All HTH® Algaecides are non-foaming formulas.
Not only does HTH® Pool Care provide you with all of the tools needed to have a Summer ready pool, but they have products that help you have fun as well, like their Party Potion, which helps to turn your pool into a vibrant blue color just in time for guests to come over.
No matter where you live or how long you will be using your pool, proper maintenance is the way to make sure it lasts your family a lifetime. Follow the simple steps above to make sure your pool is summer ready. Visit the HTH Blog and HTH Pool Facebook Page for more tips, product information and advice.