Constructing a new swimming pool can transform any Phoenix yard into an inviting space that’s more enjoyable for outdoor lounging and adds significant value to a home. Once residents have a pool that’s built to cater to their home’s needs, it’s just as important to maintain the quality of your new home addition as it was to properly plan the initial construction. There are several beneficial steps and maintenance that pool owners can take to extend their pool’s life significantly.
It’s important to maintain your pool’s motor correctly to improve the longevity of your pool. Your motor’s main function is to push out debris from your pool into your filters and ultimately keep your pool clean. Harsh weather and general wear can take a toll on your motor that cuts down its lifespan, but there are steps you can take to keep your motor performing at its best for years to come.
How do I Extend the Life of My Pool Motor
- Strain Your Pool Basket
- Hand-Tighten Your Pool Pump
- vacuum dust and lint from your motor
- regularly clean debris from your pool pump impeller
Pool Chemistry Maintenance
Pool chemistry is an often overlooked but important part of maintaining your pools finishes and preventing discoloration. Checking and maintaining the correct chemical balance in your pool is a multi-part process that will pay off in the years to come when your pool continues to look as good as new. Here are a few steps that will help you maintain your pool quality.
How Do I Check My Pool’s Chemistry?
- Inspect your pool to ensure there’s nothing preventing proper water circulation. Be sure to check for cracks or roughness on the pool’s surface. If you’re able to spot any stains or cracks, it’s important to contact a pool professional for proper repairs.
- Conduct a source water test, ensuring an accurate volume measurement of your pool and how much of each chemical must be used according to your pool’s size. From here, you can test the proper pH levels, alkalinity, salt levels, and calcium hardness. You can have these tests conducted by brining your pool water into a local pool retailer. Just fill a container with pool water from at least 18 inches below your pool water’s surface.
- Test your pool bi-weekly to ensure the best life expectancy and water quality for swimming
- Shock your pool at night by adding three to five times the normal amount of chlorine. Dissolve this shock in a bucket of water before pouring it into your pool, and always add it at night to ensure the chlorine cleans your pool before the sun burns it off in the morning.
How Does My Pool Type Affect Maintenance?
You can expect varying lifespans for your pool depending on what type you’ve installed in your home. Maintenance and upkeep will differ depending on the type of material your pool is built from.
Fiberglass vs. Concrete Lifespan
- Concrete Shell Pools – Concrete pools require regular treatment with chemicals. This will reduce the growth of algae and bacteria.
- Fiberglass Pools – While more expensive than traditional concrete pools, fiberglass pools require less maintenance and continual repair due to their resistance to microorganisms.
How Can Specialty Pools Help You?
We understand that everyone’s needs are different. We meet with you to discuss your particular needs. How do you want to use your space? Whether you have children and need a play area, like to entertain, or just want a place to hang out and cool off—we can design the right environment for you. Living in Arizona we understand that your backyard is an extension of your living area. Call us. Let us customize an outdoor living environment for you.
We assign a personal superintendent to every single pool build. They will be the one you deal with from design to completion to final startup. At most pool companies you will have 4-5 people to deal with in the design-build process. By streamlining our processes and eliminating a showroom, we can use higher quality components in our build, provide more personalized attention, and provide competitive pricing.
With a team of experienced professionals that are with you every step of the way, you can be sure you’ll get everything you want in a customized pool, built to last.