Pool maintenance can be a long process and a lot of work. The average person is more than capable of doing pool maintenance themselves, but there are a lot of things to do and be aware of. Here is a short breakdown of everything involved in pool maintenance that will help you decide if hiring professional services is worth the cost.
- Vacuuming: Every pool should have a vacuum in their pool. Keeping it running and maintenance is common, because it will run many hours a day for days on end.
- Tile: Keeping the tiles clean and free from buildup is also important. Consistently cleaning the tiles is important so that they don’t stain or create build-up deposits.
- Skimmer and Pump Baskets: When the skimmers and vacuum snatch leaves and debris, this must go somewhere. There are specific baskets that need to be cleaned out regularly or else they will get full and not work as well anymore.
- Filters: Filters also get regularly dirty and need cleaning or else they will not be able to operate as effectively. Cleaning these regularly is essential to keeping the water clear and is also a very messy job in itself.
- Chemicals: This may be the most difficult task of them all. Keeping chemicals, typically chlorine, in your pool is very important to prevent the water from getting murky and full of bacteria. Sometimes the chemical levels get unbalanced and the water requires a whole host of pH testing and chemical treatments. Without the experience and understanding of these processes this can be the most difficult part of DIY pool maintenance.
Doing pool maintenance yourself is more than doable, and often advantageous for many owners. However, it can be a lot of work to keep up on as well as learn. Hiring professional pool maintenance is a great option for easily keeping your pool running and clean.