Houses with swimming pool in Ibiza: best tips for its maintenance
At RE/MAX Isla Blanca we know how important it can be to have a swimming pool in your home, especially if we are talking about Ibiza, where in many months of the year the temperatures are ideal to enjoy a refreshing swim in your private pool, or to keep fit doing swimming activities.
But, you may ask yourself, is it easy to keep a pool in Ibiza in perfect condition? How much of my personal time will I spend looking after it?
In this blog we want to help you and show you possible solutions. On the one hand, if you decide to take care of the pool yourself, we will show you the right concepts and tips to keep it in perfect condition; on the other hand, if you do not have time to maintain it or need help when you are away from your pool, at the end of this blog we will show list specialists on the island for the maintenance of your pool in Ibiza.
- I WANT TO TAKE CARE OF MY POOL MYSELF.
For this reason, we want to show you the best tips for the maintenance of your pool, because if you have a pool in your home and you do not take care of it, it can become very unhealthy for you and your family because it can become a focus of bacteria and fungi. With the following concepts you will be able to enjoy a totally clean and safe pool:
1. Get the basic pool care tools.
Here is a list of materials and tools that you can use as a shopping list:
• Leaf catcher.
• Chlorine and pH test kit.
• pH increaser and pH reducer.
2. Clean the walls and bottom of your pool.
This is one of the main steps before refilling the pool, but it is also important to clean the walls and bottom every 15-25 days to avoid debris or algae.
3. Use the leaf catcher daily.
Collect any dirt and leaves that may have fallen on the surface of your pool every day. By doing this you will be able to keep insects at bay and it is very effective when it comes to enjoying your pool without any problems.
4. Regulates the pH value of the water.
In addition to cleaning the water, another daily task is to measure the pH and chlorine levels thanks to the kit mentioned above. Immerse it in your pool water and check the levels it shows you:
• The correct pH level should be between 7.2 and 7.6.
• The chlorine level should be between 0.5 and 1 parts per million in the water.
To achieve these levels, you can use products such as pH increaser, pH reducer, or slow/fast acting chlorine tablets.
5. Use anti-algae weekly and flocculant every two weeks.
In order to protect the transparent colour of the water, use the anti-algae agent weekly by pouring the liquid into the water of your pool, the quantity varies depending on the volume of water in your pool.
In addition, to prevent the water from becoming cloudy, use flocculant every 10-15 days.
6. Keep the filter clean.
Try to keep clean the main motor that makes your pool look perfect. The filter and its filter is an essential part of pool maintenance, so check monthly that everything is in excellent condition.
We hope these tips have helped you, and that you can enjoy your pool with your family for as long as possible!
- I NEED TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL.
If you are away from your pool and can’t maintain it yourself once a week, you could consider hiring a professional to come regularly to maintain your pool. Prices depend on the location, frequency and size of the pool, but are usually in the region of €60 – €120 per month.
If this is your case, at RE/MAX Isla Blanca we have compiled a list of the best cleaning services on the island of Ibiza based on customer reviews:
4,7 – 17 Google reviews
Sant Antoni de Portmany
4,3 – 14 Google reviews
5,0 – 5 Google reviews
San Carlos de Peralta
4,3 – 12 Google reviews
Do not hesitate to contact one of these specialists in case you do not have enough time to take care of your pool.