Pool Maintenance MistakesAvoiding the following pool maintenance mistakes will not only save you time, but it will help you save money. The more you understand how your pool works and what it needs, the less likely you are to make pool maintenance mistakes. #1 – Not Creating a Schedule While it is easy to think we are going to go out and clean our pool “when it looks like it needs it”, it is unlikely we are going to be consistent enough to keep our pool looking sparkly clean if we are winging it in this manner. While you may not feel like creating a schedule and having another small job, it is going to save your time, effort and money in the long run. If you do not create a schedule, you may find yourself dealing with a chemically unbalanced pool. This could mean you experience a cloudy pool or even a green pool that is filled with algae. If you experience a green, algae-filled pool, this is going to take time, effort and money in chemical treatments to remedy the problem. #2 – Not Putting Someone In Charge Even if you have a schedule, if it isn’t anyone’s responsibility, you are going to find quickly that none of the work on the schedule gets done. Everyone expects someone else to do the task. #3 – Not Having a Reminder System If you do not have a reminder system in place for the person who is in charge of taking care of the pool, you will see very quickly that the schedule is forgotten. You can use a phone alarm or there are even some apps that will allow you to track when and how you are supposed to be keeping up with your schedule. #4 – Not Keeping the Pool In Balance When you are looking at pool maintenance mistakes, this is the big one that can be avoided if you are following the maintenance schedule that has been put in place. All of the chemicals in your pool play a role in your pool’s health and how your pool is going to look. Paying close attention to the testing of your pool is important. Once you have your testing done and know how your pool needs, all you have to do is keep consistent with your pool maintenance as pointed out above and you are going to be able to keep experiencing a beautiful pool all swim season. If you need any help with your pool, make sure to give us a call. We have over 30 years of experience and will be more than happy to help you with any pool related issues.
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