Pools are a lot of fun. They can give you and your family hours upon hours of enjoyment every summer.
Caring for a pool isn’t as much fun and, if you already have enough chores on your plate without adding pool maintenance into the mix, you may want to consider investing in professional service.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of engaging the services of a professional pool technician.
1. Opening Your Pool
Getting your pool ready for the first swim of the season may take a lot more effort than you think. It’s a multi-step process that few people enjoy. That’s what makes it the ideal job for a professional.
A pool technician will remove and clean your winter cover, perform a pool inspection, reconnect pool lines and equipment such as filters, pumps, and heaters and get the filtration system up and running.
Having your pool inspected and equipment hooked up by a professional is key to your pool working properly. Your pool technician will check the pump, plugs, connections, and skimmer baskets for damage and perform any necessary repairs. He’ll also handle reinstalling ladders and handrails.
2. Routine Maintenance
Regular pool maintenance takes those weekly cleanings off of your hands.
Most maintenance packages include skimming your pool water, cleaning the floor and walls and emptying the skimmer and pump baskets as well as checking and balancing the water’s chemistry.
3. Closing Your Pool
Once fall arrives and it is too cool to dive in, it’s time to think about closing your pool for the season. There are a lot of steps involved: balancing your water, cleaning your pool, cleaning and storing equipment, partially draining your pool, cleaning the pump and filter, blowing out the lines, and installing a winter cover.
If just thinking about that long list is tiring, why not rely on professionals to do it for you? While some of the steps, like balancing the water are pretty straightforward, others require a lot more knowledge.
Blowing out the lines, for instance, protects your pool’s plumbing by removing any water that is still in its lines. Blasting too much air through the pipes can damage your lines, but not enough pressure can leave the water to freeze in them. The difficulty of the procedure makes it ideal for a professional to tackle.
4. Increasing Your Pool’s Lifespan
A regular maintenance schedule not only results in fewer or no costly repairs, but it also means your pool will have a much longer lifespan.
A pool with a vinyl liner can last a minimum of 20 years if they’re well-maintained. With proper care, the only expense beyond routine maintenance will be a new pool liner every seven to 10 years.
Gary Pools & Leisure
Quality products and service is always our top priority at Gary Pools and Leisure. And that’s why you’ll always find the best pool and hot tubs for sale. As Western New York’s top provider of Jacuzzi® hot tubs, we’re confident we can find a pool and spa for every need and budget.
Stop by for a visit at any of our three locations to see the pools, hot tubs, and spas we have in stock or to speak to one of our experts about a professional installation.