Pool companies are not the worst. Out there, there are genuine pool companies who sincerely want to help you. At the same time, there are others who are only interested in the profit and will like for you, the pool owner, to make some mistakes that will get you running to them for help and enriching their pockets. Well, we are not all about the profit. We love to help. So in this article, we will show you some things those sort of pool companies don’t want you to know about.
Don’t just choose any pool cleaning or maintenance company. All technicians should be able to clean and repair when needed. If they can’t perform a repair, they should be able to direct you to someone within their company who can do so. For extreme cases, a third party may need to be contacted, but not usually.
1. Weekly maintenance is very important
A swimming pool that has gone 2 or 3 weeks without a good cleaning could turn green—a nightmare for any conscious swimming pool owner. It’s not just about color, either, the algae can have harmful bacteria in it, putting you and your family at health risks.
2. Not maintaining Your Pool can decrease its Lifespan significantly
You may think “I don’t need maintenance every week, I can live with a slightly decreased lifespan to save money” but that’s not a good way to think. Not maintaining your swimming pool properly could decrease the lifespan of the entire swimming pool (or at least several of the components) by half! It can get as low as 25% of the intended lifespan if you take little to no effort in keeping it running. Cleaning, filter changes, and more are important!
3. Not all pumps are created equal
We’ve talked about pool pumps before here at Pool Daddy , and we’d like to remind you that an old pump may be causing you insane costs on your electric bill! In the long run, it’s always cheaper to upgrade to a more energy efficient pump! The older the pump, the more likely it is to be draining power!
4. Salt-Water swimming pools are not maintenance free
You probably think because you own a salt-water pool, you’ve escaped the responsibilities of maintaining your pool but that’s wrong. Just as much as fresh water pools need maintenance, salt-water pools do too.
5. Sunlight is not a great friend for your pool
Sun is nice but can cause extra maintenance for your swimming pool. Direct sunlight causes the chlorine in your swimming pool to dissipate, which is why you need to check the chlorine and pH levels regularly in your swimming pool to keep everything running smoothly. There are slow-dissolving alternatives to basic chlorine methods and other additives to help pools in direct sunlight. Ask your pool technician about care for pools in that situation.
6. Not all products are created equal
Yes, your pool needs the best care money can buy so you can get the best out of your pool. Don’t compromise on product quality, because when you do, you’ll only be creating problems for yourself.
Extras for the smart Pool Owner
- Price check, compare rates and ask about discounts when choosing a pool company. Pool Daddy has the best prices around, but feel free to check with other companies before using us or even if you’ve used our services a while. If you can show us lower prices for the same services we may be able to work something out. Some companies overcharge—but not Pool Daddy!
- You can do a lot of your pool maintenance and cleaning yourself, in all honesty. It’s possible to clean your own pool in the amount of time we take, but who wants to keep all that equipment on hand and take the time out of their day? Sure, you could train yourself and useful tutorials for green- pool cleaning or general maintenance but that’s the time you could use enjoying your swimming pool instead of cleaning it. So hire the professionals for a great clean every time.
We’re a pool company ourselves, so why then are we giving this info that most pool companies will want to keep to themselves? Well, we feel you have every right to this information because you invested your money into your pool and no one likes to see their investment driven into the ground, no pun intended.