Along with its many perks, pool ownership comes with an assortment of added maintenance tasks that you don’t want to neglect! Along with those that need to be completed on a daily or weekly basis, some need to be done just once a month or so. Still others need to be completed only once a year. While yearly pool maintenance tasks don’t have to be done often, they do need to be done. Otherwise, you’ll risk having your pool fall far short of lasting as long as it could or needing to pay hefty repair fees with money that would be much more fun to spend on upgrades, instead.
Hire a Pool Professional
Don’t worry: if you’re the DIY type, we’ll cheer you on as you perform all sorts of swimming pool maintenance. However, we highly recommend hiring a professional to perform an annual check. Doing so will often help reduce the chances of mechanical failure and the need for costly repairs or — possibly even worse — lost opportunities to enjoy your swimming pool. This yearly checkup will be most effective if you are prepared. Before your pool is serviced, make note of any issues that you think might be of concern. From leaks you’ve noticed in the piping or holes in the liner to unusual sounds and smells, you’ll want to mention any potential problems to your service professional.
Clean Your Pool Deck
Did you know that the cleanliness of the deck surrounding your pool can make a major impact on your swimming pool’s water quality? It’s true! By regularly cleaning up after any spills and then annually power washing your deck, you can remove rust and other types of staining that can make a negative impact on your pool water and which could create extra strain on your filtration system.
You can either hire a professional to do this job or buy or rent a pressure washer. If you go the DIY route, simply sweep your deck first, and then set the pressure washer to a lower-range spray. As you wash the deck, you’ll be able to remove unsightly stains and accomplish this in layers, leaving the surface visibly changed. Be careful to make sure the nozzle isn’t too close to the deck surface as you spray or damage could result.
Winterize Your Pool
As much as we hate to think about it, winter will eventually come, ending the best season of all: pool season. Preparing for the off-season may be just as important for pool owners as regular summer maintenance. Before closing up your pool for the winter, make sure to test the chemicals one last time and make certain they’re in balance. After that, blow any residual water out of the plumbing lines. Then use a quality winter cover that will keep precipitation and debris from entering the water.
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