Swimming is a fun Summer tradition and when you have your own pool it is the best time of year. Pools however are very high maintenance and it is important to stay ahead of the upkeep. Here are some signs your pool may need some maintenance.
Your pool has been dormant for months. You put the pool cover over the water as the autumnal weather hits. In that time many things could have happened; especially if you failed to maintain your pool as the winter weather came along. Now the sun is out and it is time to assess the damage. Turn the pool equipment on and search for leaks. If you see there is a leak get it fixed immediately. Leaks are cheap and easy to repair when you catch them early. If you are unsure if there is a leak check the concrete pad under the pump. It if is wet that is a good indication that it is time for a repair.
Debris happens and without a cover piles of leaves can collect on the surface. Maintaining the appearance of your pool is important for aesthetic purposes but it is also important to clean away the debris for you pool’s filters. When foliage is collecting on the surface of your pool it is probably making its way to other places as well. Clean the water’s surface, baskets and check your pool’s filter.
Maintenance is an ongoing job. Pools, like most things, have a specific schedule that when not kept can cause serious problems. Keep up with scheduled maintenance and things will get done before damage occurs. When was the last time your pool was cleaned? When was the last deep cleaning? Have you checked for leaks recently? Asking yourself the important questions can keep your pool in the best shape.
Pay attention to the water. The color will change if the pH levels are low and if algae is forming. When this happens it is time to shock your pool. Algae can form and pH levels change with the weather, and the amount of people that use the pool. Test your pool twice a week so you can keep up with the quality of water in your pool. If you keep up with it regularly you can maintain a proper balance and getting rid of algae is easier when it is newly forming.
Maintaining your pool is something you need to commit to. The more that you do and the more often you do it the less money you will spend. There will also be less of a hassle if you maintain a regular cleaning schedule. Maintenance isn’t something you do every so often and you certainly don’t give in when there is nothing left to do. Paying attention is the most important aspect of maintaining your pool. Consistency is what is key and if you schedule properly your work will be easier and it will take up far less of your time.
Author’s short bio:
Authentic Plaster and tile was founded by Diane Pierce and her family 35 years ago in Texas. Their specialty ranges from simple remodels with pool surface, tile, coping, remodeling to pool resurfacing in Dallas. Also their own developed and manufactured pool surface material, Hydra Products, is warranted in-house and gives not only material warranty but also labor.