There are many functions and tasks that must be performed to keep your pool running properly.
Many of these tasks can be performed by yourself, but due to the sensitive nature of many of these tasks, it is better to hire a professional pool maintenance service to do them for you.
A professional pool maintenance service helps take the guess work out of so many of these maintenance tasks that need to be performed. With the help of a professional, you can help to ensure the safety of yourself and other people swimming in your pool. You can also take a break from the constant pressure and stress of all that needs to be done, and whether or not everything is done properly.
It might sound like an unimportant and pretty unglamorous job, but skimming your pool’s surface and keeping it free from debris is actually very important. Not only does it keep your pool looking clean and clear, but it helps prevent large debris fro clogging up your filters and causing some big problems.
Scrubbing the tiles in and around your pool is probably everyone’s least favorite task. So much so that many people go years without scrubbing their tiles, or don’t do a thorough enough job when they do scrub them.
Not scrubbing your tiles regularly can lead to calcium build up. This calcium build up is unsightly and can be very hard and expensive to get rid of once it is there. You can save yourself time, piece of mind, and ultimately money by hiring a professional pool service to come and do the job for you.
The vast majority of pools are kept sanitary with the right balance of chemicals, typically chlorine. These chemicals must be kept balanced so that they are consistently killing off germs and bacteria. During the summer, when the weather is especially hot and there are more people swimming in the pool, a little extra work needs to be put into balancing the chemicals in your pool. During these months, it is recommended that you shock your pool about once a week to keep up with the increased amount of germs and bacteria that are being introduced into your pool.
Balancing chemicals can be potentially dangerous. You need to know how to handle them properly, and be sure you are balancing the chemicals just right. Too much or too little chemicals in your pool water can be dangerous or at the very least uncomfortable.
Your pump acts like the circulatory system for your entire pool. Not only does it need to be run on a daily basis for a specific amount of time that is determined by many different factors, but there are many mechanical parts that need to be inspected and sometimes repaired or replaced. A professional will understand if and when parts need to be repaired or replaced, have a working knowledge of even the smallest functions of the pump, and be able to do any work in a safe and effective manner.
These and many other functions are what keeps your pool clean and in working order. It is a lot to keep up with, and you might not have the time, patience, knowledge, or really want to put up with it all. Hiring a professional pool service is the right move to make for your pool maintenance needs, especially during the summer months.