Is It Time To Drain Your Swimming Pool? – Preventive Maintenance
Some swimming pool owners may not realize it, but once you’ve filled up a swimming pool with water and started to enjoy it, that’s not the end of the story. As time passes, you swim in your pool, hold parties by it, and have to periodically clean it up if you have trees nearby that drop leaves or other plant matter in it.
That means that while this isn’t something you should do frequently, there will eventually come a time when you should put your pool use plans on hold, and take the time to empty your pool. But why would you want to do this, and how often should it be done?
Any concerned and professional swimming pool company will tell you that a swimming pool benefits from regular maintenance to address small problems now so they don’t turn into big problems later. Emptying your pool is one of those methods of maintenance. You might think you only need to empty your pool when you notice some actual physical damage and it needs to be repaired. While it’s true that pool repair can be one of those times in a pool’s life when it’s time to empty out the water, there are good reasons for doing so before.
Imagine that your pool is like your bathtub in the home. Every time you take a bath and wash yourself in the tub, you drain the water. The next time you want to take a bath, you use fresh water, because of issues of health and safety from the germs and other contaminants that you’ve left in the water after washing.
A pool has a “chemical shield” of chlorine and other substances that do an excellent job, in tandem with the filter, of keeping the huge volume of water in your pool clean. However, every time you and others use your pool, you’re still leaving residue and bacteria in, not mention the waste material from birds in the trees, and other animals.
Over time, this accumulation of contaminants builds up. If left unattended, eventually the amount of residue and contamination in the pool water becomes too large for your pool’s chemical systems to effectively screen out. At that point, you should get new water put in your pool.
We Can Help
Depending on the pool and the usage of the pool professionals like us here at Pool Knights recommend emptying out a pool and replacing the water every 5-7 years. This is not something we recommend you do on your own, as amateur, DIY efforts to empty a pool can take a very long time, and, in some cases, even damage a pool. As an experienced swimming pool company, we can do the job quickly and efficiently, to minimize your downtime, and make sure that when you’re ready to go, your pool is too, with new, safe water that’s ready for more years of enjoyment in your yard. If you live in the Woodlands, or Spring, we’re here to make sure you get the most from your swimming pool.