There is nothing like owning a pool for those perfect relaxing days soaking up the sunshine poolside. Catching some UV rays and taking a dip in the crystal clear water is something that many can only dream of. What many don’t realize, is that there are many responsibilities when you own a pool and if you don’t maintain the pool properly you could end up spending thousands of dollars to fix it. The biggest mistake many pool owners make is not having a regular cleaning service. While there will be a weekly or monthly bill, it will keep your pool crystal clear and ready for your next swim without the need to worry of a potential hefty repair bill down the road.
There are many facts regarding pool care, one that I find the most taunting: if you don’t maintain your pool properly and have a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule you could be unknowingly cutting the lifespan of your pool in half. For the rare few of us who don’t maintain our pool at all this could drop drastically down do a quarter of the lifespan the pool was meant to have. When cared for properly pools can be an incredible asset to own, be sure to extend the lifespan of yours by continually having a cleaning and maintenance schedule in place.
It doesn’t take long for a pool to go from fab to drab. Sometimes only 2-3 weeks is all it takes for your pool to begin turning green. If there are heavy rains your pool will need extra care as the rain can cause the chemical balance in your pool to change quite rapidly, changing your crystal clear waters green in only 24-48 hours. This green algae can sometimes contain E. coli and other bacteria, another reason why a regular cleaning service is beneficial! If you know a storm is coming in and you don’t have a cover for your pool (we recommend you have a cover if you are in a stormy area) give your local cleaning company a call and see if you can schedule and extra visit to ensure your pool is clean and properly cared for so your next swim is just as enjoyable as the last.
On the flip side, while we all enjoy a good swim in the sunshine, your pool doesn’t. The Chlorine in your pool can dissipate in direct sunlight. There are many different options to help your pools chlorine stay in the correct levels including slower dissolving chlorine tablets and cuanuric acid to help diffuse the UV rays the sun is beaming into your pool. Testing your pool water 1-2 times weekly to check the levels of your pool is a must and will help your pool stay clean and clear.
The biggest key to owning a pool is to keep is clean and maintained. Ever Clear Pool Services LLC. is knowledgeable and ready to take on the task at hand. Whether you are looking for that weekly check up, in need of a major or small repair, or simply just needing someone to come out and check the levels to ensure your pool is still where it should be, you can count on Ever Clear.