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How Often Should I Clean My Pool?

Swimming pool maintenance is an important and often tedious part of being a pool owner. Unbalanced chemical levels can be harmful to you and your family and foliage and debris can impact the pH balance of the water. Implementing a maintenance schedule is the best way to ensure your pool is clean, healthy and continues looking brand new for its lifetime.


Ideally, you would clean out skimmers daily. However, if your pool is not located near shade trees or other foliage that is likely to sneak into your pool, you may be able to get away with doing this just a few times a week. Failure to clean out skimmers can lead to backwash in your pool. It can also result in debris like leaves, hair and other substances clogging the skimmers and the pipes.


You should generally give your pool a good vacuum once each week. Again, this will depend on whether your pool is near shade trees or other foliage. If so, you may have to increase this to twice weekly or maybe more if there is a real problem with foliage getting into your pool. This removes leaves and debris that can impact the water’s pH balance.


This is quite a cumbersome task that, in an ideal world, would be done weekly. However, given it is quite a big task, you could be forgiven for doing this every few weeks.

Pool Filters 

Pool filters should be completely cleaned out a few times each season. A backwash should be performed according to the pressure listed on the filter equipment. When pressure rises into the 100s, you’ll need to backwash as soon as possible.

Establishing a maintenance plan that you can consistently meet is the easiest way to keep on top of these responsibilities as a pool owner. However, we appreciate that not everyone has the time and that is why we are here.

Outsourcing Your Maintenance 

The team at Outback Pools can customise a maintenance schedule to suit the needs of any swimming pool owner. We have plans for weekly, fortnightly or monthly maintenance, depending on how often your pool is used and how little or much maintenance you would like to do yourself, in between our visits.

Our skilled repairmen can fix leak seals, surface cracks, noisy motors and malfunctioning pumps. Outback Pools is a family owned and operated business.

If you’re looking for swimming pool maintenance to keep your concrete and in-ground swimming pool in tip-top condition all year round, give Outback Pools a call; your local pool shop in Penrith. We also create custom pools and perform pool renovations across Sydney. For more information on our services or to inquire about a consultation go to our contact page or give us a call on 02 4721 8914.