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Maintenance Tips for First-time Pool Owners

Owning a pool requires a few lifestyle changes for any homeowner. There are a few tasks that first time pool owners need consider before taking the plunge. To get the longest life and enjoyment from your pool, keep the following tips in mind.

Service Your Pool

One of the most common mistakes that first time pool owners make involves only servicing their pool when the temperature starts to rise outside. Yes, service during those hot summer months is critical, however, spring and fall maintenance is just as important. You should always have a professional come out and inspect your pool before you open it for the season and on the other side to help make sure it is properly winterized. If you do not, you run the risk of damaging the plumbing, tearing the pool liner and more.

How Long to Run Pool Equipment

Another mistake that first time pool owners tend to make involves not running their equipment long enough. For best results, you should always run your pool pump (and all of the other essential equipment) for at least eight full hours every single day - especially during the summer months.

Yes, you may think that turning off your equipment for long periods of time will save on utility costs, but the financial costs associated with the problems you will create will more than eat up any money you thought to have saved initially.

Pool Safety

Pools are fun and exciting investments for your home, but they can also be dangerous if you are not careful. Whether you are just trying to cool off by yourself on one particularly hot afternoon or you are having a pool party with all of your friends and family members, practicing pool safety should always be a top priority.

This means not only should you limit drinking alcohol around the pool, but never bring glass anywhere near your pool. Make sure that you keep all walkways as dry as possible and put up fencing to keep any children in the area from getting into trouble while the adults are elsewhere.

Contact Smith Pools Today

If you are located in Riverside, Inland Empire or elsewhere in California and want help avoiding some of the most common mistakes that first time pool owners tend to make, or if you just have any other specific questions you would like to see answered, contact Smith Pools today.



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