Getting Your Phoenix Pool out of Winter Mode
Phoenix winters may be mild, but they are still a bit too nippy for a dip in the pool. Your pool has likely lain dormant all winter long, without any attention from you. Now that the weather is turning warmer, it’s time to start getting your pool ready for cool swims in the hot summer sun.
Once you’ve gone through these steps, your pool should be as good as new and ready for lazy swims or summer parties. If you find that your pool is the worse for wear after the long winter, you might need to consider more serious steps, such as pool resurfacing or pool remodeling. Here are a few things you should do first:
Clean Out Debris
A pool cover is a smart investment since it can keep out falling leaves, insects and other debris from your pool and cut down on your maintenance. If you haven’t invested in a pool cover, now is the time to clean debris out of your pool.
You are likely to find leaves, pine needles, bugs, sticks, and other plant material floating in the pool. This debris can clog up the filter and attract pests, bacteria and mold. The first step to making your pool swim-worthy again is to clear it of every last piece of debris.
Clean and Inspect the Pump
Even if your pool looks relatively clean, anything could be lurking in the pump. Since the pump draws water into it, the debris can also be drawn in and clog the mechanism.
In order for your pump to work properly and keep your pool in top shape, you’ll need to thoroughly clean it. You should also have it inspected to see if it needs any repairs or service. Call in a professional to perform the inspection to ensure that it gets the proper service.
Check the Water Level
Water evaporates faster than you might think. The start of the swimming season is the perfect time to check the water level to make sure it’s where it needs to be. Without a healthy water level, your pool won’t have a safe depth and your pump might not be getting enough water coverage.
A pool professional can also tell you what the right water level needs to be and can take an accurate measurement.
Check Chemical Levels
Your pool requires certain levels of chemicals such as chlorine to keep it clean and safe. When your pool is left unattended all winter long, the levels are likely not where they need to be. Now is the time to check those levels and make sure the water is clean and ready for swimming.
While you can perform your own pool maintenance, working with a professional is better since you can ensure that the job is done right. True Blue Pools offers professional pool maintenance to get your Phoenix pool ready for the winter or to keep it swim ready all season long. During your winter cleanup, you may find that your pool is in need of more than just basic maintenance. If that’s the case, we offer options to get your pool looking like new again, either with pool resurfacing or with all-new Phoenix pool remodeling. Call us today to learn more about your options and make sure your pool looks its best this summer.