Pumps and filters these days are technologically superior to the equipment of the past. These days pool equipment advancements have helped make maintenance a breeze. Pool equipment does so much to make the life of a pool owner eaiser… until it stops working properly It’s a fact, you know. The weather and other factors beyond our control can have an impact if you live in a cold part of the country. If a water pipe has broken or the electricity has gone out due to weather, your pool’s pump, filter, and other automated equipment may be temporarily inoperable. In addition, with time, equipment degrades and eventually breaks down.
Keeping Your Pool Clean Without a Pool Pump #
It’s possible to keep a pool clean and useful even if it’s no longer automatically maintained by your pool equipment by doing a few simple things like cleaning it regularly. Once your pool equipment is functional and running properly again, this increases its efficiency.
1) Clear the Area of Debris #
It’s not long before organic matter and other garbage and debris start to accumulate in the pool. A hurricane may have left behind more than simply film when it passes through. Debris can stain your pool’s surface if it’s not cleaned regularly. First, use a net/skimmer/raker, a pool vacuum, or a brush to skim and remove debris from the pool.
2) Clean up after yourself #
Chlorine is essential for keeping a swimming pool clear, sanitary, and fun. The only problem is that swimming in a chlorinated pool can make you feel queasy, especially if you’re not sure if it’s clean and safe. It’s advisable to concentrate on maintaining optimum chlorine levels rather than adding additional balancing chemicals while the pump and filter are being repaired.
It is recommended to keep the free accessible chlorine level between 1-3 parts per million (ppm) even without a pump or filter to avoid debris, algae, and other potential problems. For a uniform distribution of chlorine across the entire pool, choose fast-dissolving chlorine rather than one that requires the pump to move the water.
4) Prevent the development of algae #
It won’t take long for heat-loving algae to start blooming in your pool if the pump malfunctions during the sticky, humid summer months. It doesn’t take long for the algae to take control once it starts growing. Anti-algae agents might help you get rid of algae quickly.
5) Move and agitate the body of water #
Consider how ponds frequently have scum, algae, and other growths, yet rivers seldom have any of these problems. One is a constant moving body of water, while the other is a stagnant body of water. Motionless water is an ideal environment for the growth of bacteria and other harmful contaminants. To maintain your pool clean, make sure the water is constantly circulating around the entire system.
Submersible pumps and robotic pool cleaners are both options for those with access to energy. When the electricity goes out, reach for your pool brush! Scrubbing the edges and bottom of the pool will not only assist to decrease or avoid algae growth, but it will also move and circulate the water, which will keep the chlorine level consistent throughout the pool.
Keeping the pool running for a few days without the automated aid you’ve come to rely on is possible, but no one wants to spend the entire summer scrubbing it with a brush and monitoring, adding, and balancing the chlorine levels by hand all summer. Contact a pool repair specialist to perform emergency pool repairs if the pump stops working due to something other than a power outage. To ensure the rest of your swimming season is hassle-free, they’ll assess the issue and give a recommendation for the best solution.