If you are considering getting a pool in your Marin backyard, you may be wondering what pool cleaning and maintenance is going to mean for your schedule and what you are going to be expected to do to keep your pool looking nice. While having a pool is great, if you aren’t sure you are ready for the commitment of having a pool, we are going to talk about how to take care of pool cleaning and maintenance in this article so you can decide.

Pool Cleaning & Maintenance – What It Takes

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If you haven’t been around pools very much, you may think that pool cleaning is going to take up your entire life but that’s not the case at all. Especially with all of the new technologies that have come out, it is taking less time to maintain your pool and keep it looking beautiful.

There is one simple solution that you can look into if you don’t want to keep up with your pool. That solution is a pool service that is going to take care of the hard part of things for you. While you are still going to have to do some of the day to day tasks, if you have a pool service, it is going to keep you from having to do all the pool cleaning.

If you choose not to go with a pool service, here are some of the things you are going to need to do regularly to make sure your pool stays beautiful.

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  • Brushing walls, benches and steps to keep them from getting any grime and buildup on them.
  • Skimming your pool to get any of the debris.
  • Your skimmer is going to need to be cleaned.
  • Checking water pump for debris and cleaning it out if it is needed.
  • Checking filter PSI and cleaning it if it is needed.
  • Checking chlorine levels and adjusting if necessary.
  • Adding salt to your saltwater system if you have one.
  • Making sure your chemical levels in the water are proper.
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While you are going to have quite a few tasks to take care of when it comes to pool cleaning and basic upkeep with your pool, once you get the tasks down and know what you are doing, it isn’t going to take you a lot of time. What would take you a lot of time would be if you were to let your pool go and allowed the algae to take over.

Keeping your pool cleaned and maintained at all times is a must when you want to make sure that you don’t have to put in extra time doing pool cleaning. If you do get tired of cleaning your pool, there is always the option of a pool cleaner so never let that keep you from getting a pool that is going to give you hours of fun and relaxation. When you are ready to get started, make sure to give us a call so we can help you through the process and help you create your ideal backyard.

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