How Do You Maintain Concrete Pools?

A concrete pool installed at a home on the Gold Coast

In the world of private home swimming pools, it is fair to say that concrete is one of the most common and most popular choices of material for construction.

Not only is concrete extremely sturdy and long-lasting, it also can be much cheaper than alternatives like fibreglass.

Here at Ideal Pools, our Gold Coast pool builders have installed countless quality custom concrete pools on the Gold Coast over the years, and the one thing that we like to make sure all of our customers know is how exactly to best take care of them.

With that in mind, here are some tips for how to maintain your concrete pool to give it the longest possible lifespan.


Chemical Balance

One of the most important things that you can do to maintain your concrete pool is make regular checks on the pH balance of the water.

If the chemicals are unbalanced, it can lead to things like harmful bacteria, germs, and algae, all of which can cause big problems if left untreated for any length of time.


Skim The Water

Don’t get lazy with skimming the surface of your pool.

Get into the habit of doing regular sweeps to get rid of any debris that might be floating on the surface.

The less debris that falls down and starts to settle on the bottom and the sides of your pool, the better condition your concrete is going to remain in.


Brush The Walls

Using a hard bristled brush, take some time to really scrub the walls of your concrete pool, and the floor too for extra care and attention.

Doing this helps to remove a lot of the bacteria-ridden substances that might be attaching themselves to the small nooks and crannies in the concrete.

Even when concrete looks spotless, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is.

If you check the pH, skim your water, and brush the surfaces, you should be fine.

If not, you can visit your local pool shop for specialised advice and information on how to get your pool back to pristine condition.

If you would like to further explore your own options for concrete pools on the Gold Coast, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Let a trained and experienced member of our team here at Ideal Pools hear what you have in mind, and they will be able to suggest exactly what you can achieve based on the information that you provide.

We very much look forward to being able to help you design or create your dream concrete pool on the Gold Coast.