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Summer Pool Maintenance Tips to Start Off Your Summer

Summer is here and it’s Dallas pool season. But before you go for a dip this summer, start your summer off right with these pool maintenance tips.

Skimming and Scrubbing
To get your pool in pristine condition, it’s time to skim and scrub your pool, or hire a professional to do it for you. Skimming is particularly important if you don’t have a pool cover, this gets rid of debris that falls into your pool. Scrubbing the sides of your pool breaks up algae buildup as it can make the edge of your pool slippery.

Clean Your Pipes
As your pool drains, there will be leaves and other debris that build up in your pipes and filer. It’s recommended to clean your pipes at least once a month and your filter once a week. After clearing out your filter put on backwash, this will also help clear out your pipes. Just remember that turning your filter on and off can cause it to crack so put it on a timer so that it runs every six hours.

Chemicals
Pools can be a breeding ground for bacteria, that’s why you need to test the chemical levels in your pool once a week. Keeping your chemicals at the right level will make sure that you and your family have safe, clear water to enjoy all summer.

Common Pool Issues That Requires a Fast Fix From Pool Repair Experts

As pools age, some common issues can arise. However they can be a fast fix if you notice these small issues and call reliable and dependable pool repair experts before they become a bigger problem.

Blisters and Cracks
Plaster can blister and crack over time with exposure to the sun and elements and so can other areas of your pool. And due to the shifting earth in Texas cracks can cause flood damage or pool foundation failure if left unchecked. Look for these sorts of things early and get them repaired before they become a major problem.

Drain Cover Damage
Many pool drain covers are only given a lifespan of 5 to 7 years. Covers are stamped with an expiration date and must be changed out based on date of install. Check your drain cover for damage and expiration. An improperly working pool drain can be a safety hazard.

Ladder Problems
A loose or unstable ladder can pose a safety risk and can easily be fixed or replaced by a professional. Not only that, a damaged or rusting ladder can bring the whole look of you pool down.

Rust
Speaking of rust, besides being aesthetically unpleasing, rust can be a sign of a bigger issue such as the structure or rebar of the pool. Always try and find the source of the rust and call a professional for help.

3 Reasons You May Need to Remodel Your Pool

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As a Dallas pool remodeler, we come across these 3 common problems often. If you have any one of these 3 issues it may be time to remodel your pool.

When Safety Becomes an Issue
Cracked concrete, damaged fiberglass and chipped tile are all common wear and tear that can become safety issues if left alone. You want your pool to be a safe place for your family and guests to enjoy so don’t leave things like this unaddressed. You’ll also save a lot of money by dealing with these small safety issues before they become bigger, costly repairs.

When the Pool is Outdated
Your pool can be remodeled or renovated to reflect current trends while operating at a higher efficiency. There’s no reason for you to accept a mediocre pool when a reputable Dallas pool remodeler can turn your outdated pool into your dream backyard. As an added bonus if you decide to sell your home, a remodeled pool will raise the value of your home.

When Energy Efficiency is Poor
Older pools do not have the energy efficient automated pool systems of newer pools. These new systems keep your pool cleaner and use electricity more efficiently to lower your utility bills. Many pools can have these new systems retrofitted to existing pools if you’re not looking to change the aesthetic of your pool.

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