Take Care Of Your Swimming Pool For The Whole Year!
Owning a swimming pool in your yard is often one of the dreams that many of us. And to be honest there is nothing the same as being able to relax whenever you want next to or more likely in your own swimming pool on any hot summer’s day.
And of course swimming pools of any kind can be a really wonderful experience all year round too. But remember though, that you will only be able to use your pool if you keep up with all the regular maintenance that you pool requires.
It’s Easy In The Summer…
Obviously if you are using your pool frequently and probably every day in the hotter summer months it is easy to see when the pool has debris or other stuff in it that needs to be cleared out immediately. So at this time of year performing your regular maintenance chores while you’re using the pool frequently is quite natural and very easy for you to keep up with.
However, during the other much cooler months of the year in the fall and during the winter when the pool will probably not be used so much, if at all, then it can be very easy for you to fall out of the easy-to-remember summer maintenance habit. Unfortunately this is not good and it could be detrimental to all of you, including your family and of course your favorite swimming pool.
But More Difficult In The Winter
Let’s be honest here… Your swimming pool will require continuous maintenance all year round, not just in the summer! If you want to be a responsible pool owner then you need to realize that it is your job to ensure that your pool is always clean and totally safe for anyone who uses it at any time of the year.
Of course, this therefore means that you must keep a close eye on the chemical balance of the water in the pool and also keep it clear of all debris. Most importantly you will need to make sure that there is no harmful bacteria growing in your pool’s water, and this is the case even if you haven’t actually used the pool for a while or even months.
Most of the time the task of keeping your pool clean and safe will not be too hard to do. Also normally it will not need to take up a lot of your time either. As long as make the effort to perform some of the most important maintenance tasks regularly then you swimming pool should stay healthy and enjoyable for you and your family for the whole year.
Keep Your Pool Clear Of Debris
Undoubtedly the main chore you will be performing regularly for your swimming pool is clearing it of all types of debris. Regardless of whether you actually own an in ground swimming pool or an above ground pool there will always be something that will get into it one way or another.
You know the scene: leaves from nearby trees, small branches and little twigs, all kinds of dirt, even hair or insects, and even many other different things will always end up in your pool’s water and you must clear them all out regularly.
But, if you don not clear out these things from your swimming pool then your filter and your pump are much more likely to break down or fail just because they are really not designed to cope with this type of debris.
Regularly Check The Chemical Balance Of The Water
After debris, you second important maintenance chore needed for your pool is keeping an eye on the chemical balance of the water the pool. Be aware that swimming pools use harsh and potentially dangerous chemicals to keep the water totally clean and free from all harmful bacteria. So when these chemicals are not balanced properly to protect the pool they can actually make the pool dangerous for anyone who goes to swim in it.
Only by checking these balances regularly and frequently will you to know that the pool is safe for everyone to use. So check it often and you will always know when something has gone wrong and then you can fix it quickly for the benefit of all your swimmers.
Monitor The Water Temperature Of The Water
If you have a swimming pool heater for warming the water then your third regular maintenance task is to check that the temperature of the water in your pool is within the relevant guidelines.
When you want to use your pool in cooler months during autumn or in the winter you will probably want to make the water temperature a little warmer during these cooler months so that the pool experience is that more enjoyable for everyone who uses it.
Even so and regardless of whether you actually keep your pool water at the same temperature all year round, you should check the water temperature regularly, if you have a pool heater just to ensure that nothing has changed and maybe made the water in the pool so hot that it could hurt someone.
Hire A Professional?
So if you are lazy like me and you really prefer to enjoy your swimming pool all the year round without having any of the headaches and hassles that are involved with a regular maintenance schedule then you could look into actually hiring a real professional service to take care of these repetitious tasks for you.
This would be great and it would then allow you to enjoy your pool all the time with the added advantage that you always have the peace of mind that your swimming pool is being taken care of properly and regularly.