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Beginners Guide To Pool Care I felt like I had won the lottery the first time we were able to buy a house which had an inground pool. However, I quickly learned that I knew nothing about pool care. Several years later, I know how to care for our pool year round thanks to advice and help from my local pool contractor. I wanted to start this blog so that I could help other first-time pool owners with what to watch out for regarding their swimming pool. From signs of water leakage to how to winterize your pool, my blog posts are aimed to be educational and informative for pool care newbies.




Tired of Constant Pool Maintenance? Tips for a Cleaner, More Enjoyable Swimming Experience

Most homeowners who decide to install a swimming pool are looking forward to enjoying a cooling swim in the comfort and privacy of their own backyard. Once the pool is completed and is being enjoyed by family members, along with friends or neighbors, it quickly becomes apparent that more maintenance is required than was originally expected. If you a new pool owner who has become weary of the maintenance your new pool requires, here are some tips you can use to help reduce your workload. 

Reduce the foliage

Leaves, twigs, acorns, and any other debris that falls or blows into the swimming pool from nearby trees and vegetation can be an annoying problem for the backyard pool owner who wants to maintain good water quality. If not removed promptly, tannin, oils, pollen, and residue from this type of leaf matter can quickly cause unsightly discoloration in the pool water.

If the leaves and other materials are sucked into the filter system, clogs may form that hinder the filtration process or risk damage to pool components. Homeowners who find that foliage issues are increasing their maintenance chores may want to consider removing offending trees and vegetation, then replacing them with less troublesome landscaping plants. 

Consider the access points

Another common problem that creates extra cleaning chores is when pool users are forced to walk through areas with grassy or exposed soil before getting into the pool. If the user is barefoot, as children often are, any loose soil or grass clippings that stick to the soles of the feet will be deposited into the pool as soon as they jump in. For homeowners, this means more vacuuming and more filter changes to keep the pool looking clean and attractive. 

Homeowners can avoid this problem by either adding a washable, hardscape walkway that can be used to access the pool or by placing a plastic tub of water at the pool steps and asking users to rinse their feet prior to getting into the water. 

Opt for regular professional service

The best option for homeowners want to be able to enjoy their backyard swimming pool without constantly having to vacuum and maintain the pool is to hire swimming pool services like  After Hours Pool Service to maintain the pool on a regular schedule. Homeowners who take this step are freeing themselves up to relax and enjoy the pool with their family and friends without having to make time to properly maintain and clean it.