As pool owners, we all know the number of problems that can come up that require maintenance, repairs and service, or even replacement of pool equipment and surely we know how costly they can be. As a pool owner, it is very important to maintain your pool throughout the year, especially your pool is open year round. Many pool owners find themselves faced with simple mistakes that result in damage to the pool itself, the pool equipment and even the overall safety of the pool water. With that said, the professionals here at Sapphire Pools and Spas want to offer all our valued clients insight to some of the most common pool mistakes made.
For starters, many pool owners don’t understand that it is important not to drain more than a third of your water from the pool since doing so can cause your vinyl liner to either shrink or dry out. When this happens, there is no other solution than to replace your pool liner and surely we all know how challenging and time consuming a task that can be and indeed how costly it can be as well. Further common mistakes include failure to monitor your pool throughout the entire season. This simply means that though you took all the typical required first steps to open your pool for the season, it is important that you maintain your pool and all its equipment regularly. From water testing, which should be performed weekly and adding the appropriate amount of chlorine to balancing out the pH in your pool, maintaining your pool water will ensure clean, safe and clear water all season long.
Yet another common mistake that pool owners fall prey to is choosing to turn off your pool pump. Pool water can breed lots of bacteria and when you turn your pump off and there is no water flowing your filter is not able to perform its job of keeping the water from settling and causing bacteria to grow. For this very reason, it is critical that you keep your pool pump running. Sunlight plays a big role in the formation of bacteria in pool water and in the midst of the hot summer months the experts here at Sapphire Pools and Spas want you to be certain to keep the water flowing in your pool in order to ensure that excessive bacteria is not allowed to grow.
Finally, though pool owners delight in the comfort, relaxation and beauty of their home swimming pool, many owners fail to give appropriate attention to their pool filter. Ignoring your pool filter can certainly lead to some serious problems. It is mandatory that you keep your filter clean at all times. You should typically clean your filter when the gauge on the filter goes above your filter’s typical ‘clean’ PSI reading. Neglecting your pool filter can definitely lead to more costly problems and repairs over time.
Summer is such a favored time of year for so many, and indeed those pool owners who are fortunate enough to keep their pools open year round, it is understandable why avoiding the above mentioned simple mistakes will not only save your money but, over time, prolong the life expectancy of your pool as well. If you are like so many other pool owners who simply do not have enough hours in a day to properly maintain your pool and find yourself guilty of these common pool mistakes, then give a call out to the highly skilled and qualified pool technicians here at Sapphire Pools and Spas and let our team of experts provide you with all the service and maintenance your pool needs.
Summer is meant to be a time of fun and relaxation and surely our professional technicians will ensure you and your family do just that – have fun and relax all season long.