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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.




Buying A Home With A Pool But Have No Clue If It's Swim Ready? Find A Pool Maintenance Company Today

If owning a home with a pool has always been your dream, but now that you have bought one you realize you don't understand the equipment or maintenance, you will need to find a pool repair company fast. You don't want to let problems persist with any of the mechanical components. And if the pool isn't functioning properly, the water may not be safe for swimming.

Call a pool maintenance company and explain that you have just purchased the house and that you want the equipment examined and the water tested. From there, you can find out what the pool needs and if the water needs to be treated. Ask about these things.

Heater Efficiency Repairs

An old pool most likely has an old heater that isn't efficient. If there is a lot of copper in the water, this could also be from the old heater. Ask about the current function of the unit and what can be done to improve or replace it. Replacing the heater may reduce your heating costs throughout the year and also prevent mechanical repairs or issues in the near future with the unit. The pool equipment repair company may also have to replace some pipes, plumbing fixtures, and the thermostat. Ask for a heating system that can be controlled digitally from your phone

Changing to Saltwater

If managing chemicals seems difficult and you don't want the pool equipment repair company to have to check your chemicals weekly, ask about the cost to have the water switched to a saltwater pool. This way you don't have to worry about chlorine irritating your skin or discoloring your swimwear, and this is an easy way to keep the pool water clean. Most new pool installations use saltwater filtration systems, and this is also better for the environment.

Structural Concerns

If you notice any chips, cracks, or other problems, you will want to have them repaired before enhancing the pool in any way. The pool maintenance company will look to see if you are losing water, if the liner is in good shape, or if there are any other problems that make the pool dangerous. If it's time for a liner replacement, consider an upgrade liner that is more resistant to wear and will last longer.

Owning a pool is a dream for many, but maintaining a pool can be confusing if you have never had to do so in the past. Once you have possession of the home, have a pool company come to do a full inspection of the pool at the property, and then move forward having it ready for a swim.

Contact a pool equipment repair service, such as Premier Pool Service, to learn more.