Although pools have many benefits, looking after them takes time and knowledge. Avoid making common mistakes that other pool owners make and take the time to learn about how to properly look after your pool.
Skipping Proper Maintenance
You may only use your pool in summer, but that doesn’t mean maintenance should happen once a year. In order to keep your pool healthy and well-maintained, your pool should be serviced and checked for damages and tears at least once a season.
Not Using a Pool Blanket
It’s summer and you’ve used the pool. The next morning, you wake up to a pool filled with sticks, leaves and maybe even a few bees. This all could have easily been avoided with the use of a pool blanket.
Not only do pool blankets keep your pools clean, but they also help the pool retain its heat – meaning warmer water for your early morning swim.
It also conserves water, which pools naturally lose through evaporation. With a pool blanket, you won’t be filling up your pool as often as you would without a blanket.
Inefficient Pool Heating
Pools can lead to serious energy drains, and many pool owners make the mistake of not investing in an efficient pool heating system.
To avoid that, consider investing more upfront for energy savings in the long run. This can include investing in a solar system pool heater, which in Australia, is especially popular. Other options include heat pump heating and gas swimming pool heaters.
These options, when used alongside a pool blanket, can really help keep your water at a pleasant temperature.
Forgetting about Filters
Even if you’re not using them, filters should be cleaned at least once a month. This prevents algae from growing. It is recommended that each pool owner has at least two filters on hand. That way, they can switch them around if one needs to be cleaned.
Staying with Chlorine
Chlorine pools have been popular for a very long time. However, chlorine is a harsh chemical and as such can lead to a variety of problems in the long run, and even in the short term – we can all remember stinging eyes after a swim in a chlorine pool.
However, chlorine is no longer the only pool option available. Salt water pools have grown in popularity, and for good reason. They are healthier, cleaner and gentler on our eyes and skin.
Consider Other Options
Don’t fall into the mindset that staying with the crowd is better. Avoid the mistake that many pool owners make and consider other options, even if they appear somewhat unorthodox, such as salt-water pools.
If you are using chlorine in your pool, be aware of the chemical balances you have. A mistake many make is forgetting to professionally check the chemical levels in their pools.
Questions? Contact Us
Maintaining a pool takes care and knowledge. If you have any questions about this article, or about pool maintenance, contact us. We are available online, or via phone on 1300 724 132.