So often we hear potential clients say that they really want a swimming pool, but they don’t want to have to do all the pool maintenance. Don’t be one of these people. It is a common misconception that owning a pool means that you are constantly going to be doing some type of maintenance on it. Inground pools are some of the easiest to maintain. It takes a little planning though. If you are in the market for a new pool there are some things to consider if you want to keep maintenance to a minimum.
Placement is extremely important. Make sure that where you are putting the pool is relatively open and free of trees. This will eliminate much of the need to vacuum later on.
Another thing to keep in mind is whether you want to go with a saltwater system or chemical system. The saltwater systems have a higher initial cost but they require much less maintenance once they are up and running.
Now you have your pool, you went with the best fit for your location and your wallet. Now we need to look at how to use your pool in a way that will limit the amount of maintenance required.
Make sure guests and family using the pool shower off before entering. Things like hair product and makeup can contaminate the pool. Causing it to get dirtier faster, and subsequently need more cleaning.
Keep your pool covered when you are not using it. This will limit the amount of leaf litter or other foreign material that will get into your pool.
Preventative maintenance is paramount. If you notice something that needs your attention, take care of it now. Putting it off until later is simply going to compound the issue.
These are a few things you can do to limit the amount of ongoing maintenance your new inground pool is going to require. So don’t let the prospect of maintenance scare you away. Enjoy all that a in-ground pool can offer you!