Clean your pool at least once a week. Use a pool leaf skimmer to remove leaves, insects and other debris from the water. Clean debris out of drains, filters and skimmer baskets. Use a pool vacuum cleaner to remove any dirt and debris that has settled at the bottom of the pool. Keeping particles out of the water increases the pool’s circulation system’s efficiency and decreases the amount of chlorine needed to keep the water clean.
Lifting the skimmer basket out of the pool and spraying it with water from a garden hose can remove stubborn debris.
Keep the area around the pool clean by hosing it down on a regular basis. Remember to aim the spray away from the pool to keep dirty water and debris from splashing into the pool.
Scrub fiberglass walls and tile with a pool brush (or other type of soft brush) and pool surface cleaner. This will cut down on any potential algae growth, efflorescence and calcium deposits as well as remove waterlines, scum and other stains. A stiff brush can be used on concrete surfaces in and around the pool.
Remember to clean the pool filter periodically. Remove the filter cartridge and rinse off loose dirt and debris. Then soak the filter in a pool filter cartridge cleaner for the time recommended by the manufacturer. Rinse the cartridge again and then reinstall.
Cleaning a filter too much can make it harder to filter out particles because a slightly dirty filter traps more dirt. Check the filter from time to time and clean it only when necessary.