Owning a swimming pool or spa can be a sometimes confusing item especially when it comes to upkeep, maintenance and chemical residentialbannerbalancing. The swimming pool service contractors at SwimRight Pools understand and work with swimming pool owners to make certain that when they are ready to swim, the pool is ready to swim in! Hiring a pool service contractor to provide service and maintenance after the swimming pool or spa has been installed in order to keep it in great working order and as a way to keep the water clean, clear and always swimmable.

Here are tips for spa and swimming pool maintenance and upkeep for your Scottsdale, AZ swimming pool:

  • Invest in a swimming pool cover. Having a cover will reduce over all maintenance costs, saving on chemical use and heating costs. A cover reduces evaporation and can also act as an additional safety barrier to keep children and pets from falling into the water. If you don’t have a retractable cover you will need somewhere to store it when you’re enjoying the water. Talk to your swimming pool service contractor about storage areas for the cover – you could even construct a seating area that can double as an area to put the cover.
  • Either you or your contractor should use a waterproof marker to write the operating pressure on your swimming pool filter and it should be noted after the installation of a new filter or after having cleaned the old one.
  • All manuals and operating instructions should be in an easily accessible location. There are times when you might think there is a major problem with the timers when it could merely be a matter of needing to be reprogrammed.
  • Ask your contractor for advice on the correct way to vacuum your swimming pool between pool service visits is to work slowly around the pool or spa. Work down the walls and along the floor. Take your time because if you move quickly you will stir up the dirt, making it harder to remove.
  • If building a new pool, talk to your contractor about installing your skimmer on the downwind side of your swimming pool; this location means the wind will help push debris toward the opening and cut down on cleaning time.
  • When you’re adding chemicals between service visits, add them a little at a time – this is especially true when it comes to balancing the chemicals in a spa.

Ask your swimming pool service contractor what you should be doing to care for your pool between visits so that you do the right thing and are able to enjoy the pool as often as you’d like!

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