Maintaining Your In-Ground Swimming Pool  

by Pool Builders on 10-27-2014 in Articles

There are many reasons people decided to install an in-ground swimming pool. One of the most frequently given reasons for having a pool installed is for the pure and simple reason that they offer relaxation in your own backyard. Homeowners can choose to install jets and massage elements to help facilitate relaxation and to help ease muscle tension. Customizing your pool to fit the needs and wants of your family will make it a continuous flow of enjoyment throughout the summer.

Once the custom pool is installed homeowners must maintain it. It takes commitment to sustain an in-ground pool. Depending on where the pool is located also depends on the type of maintenance that is required. In the winter special care should be taken if you live in an environment where the water freezes. Pool tiles can stain; the surface of the tiles can become rough. Maintaining a pool is not necessarily easy but is required. Over time pool plaster can become cracked and need repairs. It is important if the maintenance becomes overwhelming for homeowners that they hire professionals to care for the pool.

Having your pool resurfaced is complicated and is not a maintenance issue that should be taken on by the homeowner. It is a difficult and tricky repair that needs to be done by a professional pool plastering company. The first step in plastering a pool is to drain the pool water. The first step in doing this is to determine where the water can be drained. Often times the water can be drained directly into the sewer system. Before the water is drained it is important that the electrical components are shut off. When draining the water out of the pool it is also crucial to drain the water out of filters and other pieces of equipment that hold pool water.

The resurfacing of the pool should be done by professional pool plasterers. It is a skill that is perfected over time and should not be experimented with. This is especially true because pools are extremely expensive and not a backyard experiment. When you are re-surfacing the pool the old plaster needs to be chipped off and separated from the gunite swimming pool. Once the pool plaster is removed it should be cleaned with an acidic solution and then the new plaster can be put in place.

Once the plaster is in place and dried it is time to refill the pool. This is not a free for all. Water needs to be refilled slowly and with care. Try tying a sock onto the hose or source of water to prevent stones or large materials from scratching the new surface. It is important to ensure that the pool corners are filled before the flat surface in order to evenly fill the pool and prevent damage to the new plaster.

Maintaining a pool is worth the effort for the peace and relaxation it offers to homeowners.

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