Are you thinking of getting a swimming pool installed in your home? How long have you been thinking about it? As a swimming pool owner myself, I can say you’re pretty much wasting your time. Yes, you are. Do you know the ton of fun benefits that come with having one? Trust me there are loads. Do yourself some good and just go ahead, install it and join the not-so-secret committee of swimming pool owners. As a pool owner, there are some information pool companies don’t want you to know. Read on to find out what they are.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Salt-Water swimming pools are not maintenance free
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.
Not all products are created equal
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 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.