Using Regular Pool Services

by Pool Builders on 03-07-2011 in Articles

There is nothing better than relaxing in a cool swimming pool on a hot day. Floating about on an inflatable raft, especially with a cool drink in hand is an experience out of this world. Looking at the clear, cool water not too much thought is given to needing someone such as a pool service and pool repair company.

In order to enjoy this kind of relaxation a swimming area must have regular maintenance. These procedures change with the seasons from the time it opens, early in the summer, to late fall when a cover is put on. When early summer arrives the cover must be removed, and things such as hoses, pump and filters must be reinstalled.

There has to be daily as well as weekly maintenance, much of which can be done by the owner. Keeping the debris cleaned up and checking the chlorine and water levels are things that can be a daily routine. Vacuuming the unit when needed and keeping the chlorine content with a value of 10 ppm of chlorine and keeping a chlorine level of 3ppm, which is vital to kill off bacteria and algae growth in the water, is an essential part of regular maintenance.

Having a specialized service person take care of fall maintenance is well worth the money. At that time, all the leaves and debris have to be removed, the walls need to be scrubbed and the chlorine level put at 10 ppm to prevent algae growing on warm days. All external hoses, filters and pumps must be removed and put away until spring. The cover must be put on and the filter winterized.

Having a regular service company perform all the duties necessary to keep one's pool clear and free of bacteria and/or algae is an excellent way to go. This will avoid things like putting too much chlorine or causing other problems that will make the water unsafe or unpleasant for swimming. These people are trained in all areas regarding swimming pool repair or maintenance and eliminate the need for the owner to worry about personal upkeep.

Occasionally there is damage to the unit. Possibly a crack appears, the filter or hoses become damaged and it stops any kind of swimming. By contacting someone who is well acquainted with all areas of swimming area care it will not be long before it is back in working order for all to enjoy again.

There are four different kinds of swimming pools. They are the above ground, concrete, vinyl and fiberglass. Each of these requires a different kind of repair work when any damage occurs. Having a company that provides both maintenance and repair is an excellent choice as they will be able to handle any situation that arises whether it be regular maintenance or repair work.

Laws vary from state to state regarding people who work on swimming units. The majority must be licensed contractors registered with the state. These people are authorized to do all types of work on these units from installing to replacing, remodeling, upgrading and repairing. Having someone such as a pool service and pool repair company is an assurance that the work will be done timely and in a professional manner.

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