Pool ownership is something that can be wonderfully enjoyable! Having your own pool helps you take full advantage of the summer season with plenty of outdoor time and cooling dips in the pool. Here at Backyard Paradise and Restoration, we want to help those who might be new to pool ownership with some great maintenance and repair tips. Consider the following:
- Know the size of your pool in gallons. When it comes to the size of your pool, knowing the shape will not be very useful in calculating the chemicals needed. Instead, you’ll need to calculate the volume of your pool in gallons or liters.
- Partner with a pool expert. Ask around for a good pool company that you can partner with, such as Backyard Paradise and Restoration. We can help answer questions that you might have (which will be many), especially during that first pool season, to keep your pool clean and swimmable.
- Remember: A clean pool is a healthy & happy pool! Checking the water composition and ensuring proper chemical balance are essential to a happy pool. Check at least weekly and adjust your chemicals accordingly.
- Learn to check the water composition. With a small sample of water, you can check the chemical balance of your pool. This will be something you’ll need to do regularly and often, so familiarizing yourself with the process is highly beneficial.
- Never perform projects that are beyond your skill level. If you aren’t sure about a pool project, such as a small repair or maintenance task, let an expert help you out. Especially when it comes to things like repairs, it’s better to have it done right the first time!
- Be familiar with the basic parts of your pool. While each pool is a little different, they will almost always have filters, pumps, etc. Become familiar with the basic workings of a pool for better pool ownership.
- Know your filters. There are usually three types of filters: sand, cartridge and Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filters. Each has its own advantages, and you need to find out what works best for you.
- Don’t forget about safety! While there is a lot to learn about pool ownership and maintenance, one of the most important is water safety. Make sure your pool is safe, monitored, and gated if there are children around.
We hope this has given you some insight into pool maintenance if you are new to pool ownership. For answers to your questions, please contact our experts today!