When it comes to swimming pool ownership, the joy comes from being able to jump in, swim and entertain with a pool party. Along with swimming pool ownership comes the responsibility of keeping the pool clean, the water clear and bacteria free and the water always swimmable. As many pool owners will tell you, pool maintenance can be a somewhat daunting and time-consuming task and that’s why many people hire swimming pool service contractor, Hawaiian Pool Builders, in Michigan & Ohio to maintain the pool year-round.
For many pool owners, time is a consideration when it comes to caring for the swimming pool. After working all day, taking care of family and home, the swimming pool may become an afterthought and that can lead to algae growth and chemical imbalance. When you’re making a decision on whether to work with a swimming pool service professional, take some time to consider exactly how long it takes you to for upkeep and maintenance; the cost of the chemicals you purchase, and the storage space needed to safely store chemicals. The numbers may show you that it would be less expensive to contract with a pool service professional to care for your swimming pool.
In addition to dealing with the intricate balancing act of the water chemicals, your pool service contractor will inspect the pool equipment, clean filters, thoroughly clean pool steps, walls and floors and make certain the pool is in overall great working condition. An experienced pool contractor will also be aware if any of your pool equipment needs to be replaced or repaired and will inspect the pool and its liner for any rips, tears or leaks. He will also know the correct way to keep the chemicals in balance because having too many or too few chemicals can lead to myriad pool problems including algae bloom and the “bleaching out” of pool liners to the corrosion of pool equipment, filters and pumps.
A pool service contractor will come to your home equipped with the necessary pool cleaning supplies and chemicals which means you won’t have to worry about storing these sometimes dangerous chemicals. He will test the water’s pH balances, calcium hardness, acidity, alkalinity and amount of chlorine. He will also have neutralizers that he can use if any of the chemicals are out of balance. If any of these chemicals gets out of line – and it can happen quickly – it could lead to dry, itchy skin, red eyes and even damage to the pool components.
As a responsible swimming pool owner, you will certainly want to take time between service visits to skim dirt and debris from the water and vacuum any particles that have fallen to the pool floor. You will also want to ask your pool service contractor for advice, and a test kit, so you can test the water between service visits. If you host a party and have more people in the water than usual or if there has been a recent rainstorm, the chemicals can quickly get out of balance, but you want to be aware if that’s happening so you can either address it yourself, or have your pool contractor pay another visit.
Don’t forget about water evaporation. You may notice the water levels receding and this could be because of evaporation or from the kids splashing the water out, or it could be because of a slow leak; your swimming pool professional can best judge the reasons for the diminishing water levels.
A swimming pool service contractor will also inspect the security of your diving boards, slides and stairs to make certain that nothing has come loose because of use. Signing a contract for your swimming pool service is an ideal way to allow you and your family the time to simply relax and enjoy the swimming pool without all of the work.