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Swimming Pool Weekly Maintenance Checklist

Regular pool maintenance is essential to keeping your pool water sparkling clean and your pool's equipment in proper working order. We've created this handy step-by-step guide to help you keep track of all the pool care steps. Printable version available here.

Swimming pool weekly maintenance checklist

Step-By-Step Weekly Pool Care Maintenance Checklist

Step 1: Empty the pump and skimmer basket

Pool filter skimmer basket

Step 2: Run the pump for at least 8-12 hours a day to keep water clean. Run for longer if needed to clean up cloudy water or other issues.

Pool pump filtration skimmer

Step 3: Skim the pool surface for leaves, bugs, and other floating debris.

Skimming swimming pool water for leaves and debris

Step 4: Vacuum to remove dirt and debris from the pool floor.

Swimming pool vacuum - remove dirt and debris from pool floor

Step 5: Brush pool walls and surfaces 2x a week.

Brushing swimming pool sides and surface with pool brush

Step 6: Test the water at least once a week with pool water test strips or a test kit.

Swimming pool water test strips

Step 7: Balance the pool water pH, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness if needed.

Step 8:  Add chlorine sanitizer as needed to maintain recommended chlorine level of 1-4 PPM.
Swimming pool chlorine tablets

Step 9: Shock/oxidize the pool once a week, more if needed.

Step 10: Add algaecide weekly to prevent algae growth.

Step 11: Note filter pressure and backwash if necessary

Pool filter pump filtration system

Step 12: Clean filter if needed. Chemically clean filter 2x a season with Strip Kwik.

Step 13: Check water level and adjust as needed

Adjust pool level add water hose

Step 14: Take inventory of supplies and re-order any swimming pool chemicals or products you are running low on

Swimming pool supplies and chemicals



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