Nothing brings more family fun to your summer than a pool. To make your pool time as safe and enjoyable as possible, regular pool maintenance is an absolute must.

Read on to learn the benefits of having your pool cared for by a professional.

1. Functionality

Nothing is worse than planning a family weekend in the pool or a pool party only to discover there’s a problem. Regular maintenance keeps your pool in tip-top shape allowing you to enjoy your outdoor living space to the fullest.

2. Safety

Did you know that untreated pool water can actually cause health problems? Water that hasn’t been properly sanitized can lead to parasites which, in turn, can cause a skin condition known as swimmer’s itch. Dirty water can also cause eye, ear and throat infections and, if swallowed, flu-like symptoms.

3. It Saves Money

While it’s true you have to shell out for professional pool service, look at it like taking your vehicle to the mechanic for regular maintenance. The better you take care of your car, the better it works. The same can be said for your pool.

Ensuring your filters and equipment are clean and working well and your water is tested and treated can save you from having major issues, resulting in costly repairs, in the future.

4. Extends Pool’s Lifespan

When you invest in your pool with regular maintenance, you are actually investing in the longevity of your pool.

In fact, a vinyl-lined pool that is well cared for can last for more than 20 years, although you may need to replace your liner every eight to 10 years.

What Services You’ll Receive

Most weekly pool maintenance packages include:

  • Skimming your pool water
  • Cleaning the floor and walls
  • Emptying the skimmer and pump baskets
  • Testing and balancing the water

Other maintenance options include opening and closing the pool at the beginning and end of each pool season.

A professional opening includes:

  • Removal and cleaning of your winter cover,
  • Pool inspection and reconnection of pool lines, filters, pumps and heaters
  • Starting the pool’s filtration system
  • Check for problems and make repairs as needed
  • Reinstallation of ladders or stairs
  • A professional closing includes:
  • Balancing your water
  • Cleaning your pool
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Partially draining your pool
  • Cleaning the pump and filter
  • Blowing out the lines
  • Installing a winter cover

Whether you choose one or all three pool services, keeping your pool in good shape is a smart investment in your enjoyment of your back yard space.

All Seasons Pools and Spas

If you’re in the market for an above-ground swimming pool, get in touch with us at All Seasons Pools and Spas.

As the pool dealership of choice in the Northern California region, we sell only the highest quality products. Drop-in for a visit at any of our six showrooms to learn more about pool ownership.