How Much Work is Involved in Owning and Caring for a Swimming Pool?

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Have you put off signing that swimming pool contract because you aren’t quite sure what you are getting yourself into? Are you worried about how much work is involved with owning a backyard swimming pool? Wondering how to care for it? What to do? It is very common for many first-time pool owners to have these questions and concerns. There is no need to worry! California Pools has been a leader in the swimming pool industry since 1952.  For over 65 years we have been designing and constructing gorgeous swimming pools.  We transform a basic backyard into a stunning backyard oasis! We know exactly what is involved in caring for your pool and we are here to answer any and all of your questions.

The first thing you need to decide is whether you are going to care for your pool yourself or hire a pool service company to handle the maintenance.  Your pool contractor should definitely be able to get you started either way, by teaching you the basic tasks for maintenance or refer you to a reputable pool service company. 

Either way, here is a quick guide for maintaining a healthy pool. These tasks should be handled on a weekly basis.

·      Brush walls, steps and benches

·      Net any debris from your swimming pool and spa

·      Clean any debris from skimmer

·      Check water pump for debris and clean if necessary

·      Check filter PSI and clean if necessary

·      Check chlorine levels and adjust if necessary

·      Add salt to a salt water system if necessary

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If you follow the above steps on a regular basis you should be able to maintain a clean and healthy environment in your swimming pool. 

Once you lay sight of your newly constructed tropical paradise in your own backyard, any worries or concerns about maintenance are sure to vanish! The aesthetics and peace a swimming pool brings to your home is like nothing else.  Having a safe place for your family to have fun, stay fit and spend time together as a family and with friends makes the little bit of effort in maintenance well worth it!

If you have any questions at all about the maintenance of a swimming pool, please don’t hesitate to call California Pools. We have been supporting homeowners with honesty, integrity and knowledge for over six decades!

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