Opening your pool is the best part of spring! Goodbye to the dreaded cold and hello to the warm summer months. We know you will want the process to go as stress free and quick as possible. To avoid any extra work, you want to do the set up correctly the first time. You don’t want to start off with a dirty unbalanced pool or having to replace broken equipment. We’ve created a list of steps to help you open your pool easily, limit the time it takes and spend more time enjoying your pool.
It’s starting to get dark later, the sun is showing itself more and the temperature is rising. Now is the time to start questioning if the weekend will be warm enough to open your pool for the season. There’s always benefits and disadvantages to opening your pool two early or too late in the season. To save you some time and money we have created a few signs to look out for when it seems like time to open your pool!
Hot tubs range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand so it is important to figure out what you can afford before purchasing a hot tub. Hot tubs can be made of all types of different materials such as inflatable hot tubes for quick and easy installation or a hot tub that can stay up in your backyard all year around. The higher the quality tub, the more expensive it will be but it will have additional features. Ultimately you will be the deciding factor on what you can afford and want out of owning a hot tub.
Believe it or not saltwater pools still use a bit of chlorine to keep it clean, but significantly less then what a traditional chlorine pool uses. Saltwater pools convert salt to chlorine by using a chlorine generator. The big plus side of saltwater pools is that the negative impacts of the chlorine are minimized.
Adding a swimming pool to your backyard is just step one when it comes to creating a personal space that you have custom designed. Everyone will have different amounts of space and different budgets to work with but there are many opportunities to customize your backyard and create a gorgeous project. You could want more privacy from your neighbors or just want to minimize the amount of debris that will end up in your pool. From rocks to plants you can choose to create a space that is low to high maintenance.
You’re going to feel as though you have become a mini scientist after experimenting with the chemicals that will clean and balance your pool. When maintaining a balanced pool will be at times confusing and frustrating it is also the most rewarding aspect when it comes to taking care of your pool. Pool balancers will have to be added to make sure the pH, alkalinity and hardness levels are at the correct levels. That is not the only chemical you will have to use, other chemicals such as sanitizers, clarifiers, shock and algaecide with have to be added to minimize all sorts of bacteria. The benefits you get however are worth the time and energy you spend putting into your pool; your pool’s life will be elongated and you will be healthier and safer in the water you spend your time in. Over time all pools will need extra love to stay clean and balanced; if your pool is constantly acidic for example, over time the surface will begin to dissolve and the metals in your pool will corrode. That is why it is important to frequently check the balances of chemicals in your pool through the use of different test kits so you know exactly what chemicals need to be added to your pool.
Maintaining a pool is a daunting but rewarding task. We will be listing below 10 common mistakes that pool owners make (sometimes unknowingly) along with solutions for each problem.