Tips To Reduce Swimming Pool Repairs
Lifespan Of Your Pool
If you don’t maintain your pool properly, you could cut the lifespan of your pool in half. If you choose not to maintain it at all, you could cut it down to a quarter. Proper maintenance will help you avoid costly swimming pool repairs.
Additionally, if you don’t care for your pool for 2-3 weeks, it will turn green. Most people know that a green pool typically means algae. Most people don’t know that it also means E. coli and other bacteria.
A pool pump could consume up to half of your home’s entire energy output. Fortunately, energy-efficient models are now produced. Do your research and select a pool pump that fits your budget. A pump is necessary for proper filtration. Proper filtration will ensure the lifespan of your pool, and will allow you to avoid swimming pool repairs.
Saltwater Pools Aren’t Maintenance Free
Lately, more and more people have been filling their pools with saltwater. However, there is a big misconception that saltwater frees clean themselves, and therefore require little to no maintenance. However, you still have to add acid to keep the pH level balanced. Saltwater pools have 10% of the salt levels found in the ocean. Saltwater pools can also cause stainless steel parts to rust. A saltwater pool isn’t necessarily bad, but you should not choose one if you are looking to skimp out on maintenance.
Chlorine is the most effective method for pool maintenance and care. It is more effective that “eco” and “green” products. Chlorine, which prevents a green pool, dissipates in direct sunlight. You should look into using slow-dissolving chlorine tablets, or adding cyanuric acid. Cyanuric acid diffuses the sun’s UV rays, improving the effectiveness and lifespan of chlorine.