Pool owners are constantly hearing that pool cleaning and maintenance is vitally important, but to many, it’s more a friendly suggestion rather than an essential instruction. What’s the worst that could happen, right? But keeping your pool clean and chemically balanced is completely crucial in order to keep you and your family safe – and to protect your investment and make it last. Here are the top 3 reasons why pool maintenance is so important.
Why is pool maintenance important?
Reason #1: To keep swimmers safe
Pools are only safe to swim in because of a delicate balance of chemicals. A chemically balanced pool wards off bacteria without irritating skin. If there is too much or too little chlorine, or if the pH, alkalinity or calcium hardness is too low or high, your pool’s water can cause itchy skin and eyes, degrade swimwear and allow bacteria that can make you sick to grow inside it.
This is why monitoring and maintaining the right chemical balance in your pool is crucial to keep you, your family, and anyone who swims in it safe and healthy.
Reason #2: To protect your pool and pool equipment
Like all mechanical devices, your pool equipment – especially the pump and ‘creepy crawly’ or robotic vacuum cleaner – are designed to tolerate specific conditions. While all pool equipment will eventually need to be repaired or replaced, this will happen much sooner if the conditions of your pool water aren’t what it’s used to.
Save yourself thousands and extend the life of your pool equipment by ensuring the chemical balance of your pool is in the right range for pH, chlorine and hardness.
Reason #3: To protect your investment
Getting a pool is a serious investment, and not looking after it regularly has a long-term effect on your pool as well as the value it adds to your home. Improper chemical balance and unchecked leaves and debris can damage your pool liner and hardware, which are expensive to repair. Make your investment worth it by looking after your pool throughout the year.
While many pool owners take pride in maintaining a clean, beautiful and balanced pool, the level of know-how required to do so effectively often leads people to let pool maintenance fall by the wayside. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Pool maintenance services are more affordable than ever, with a range of options for regular cleaning, water testing and equipment repair available no matter what your budget. You know why pool maintenance is important – now, see how Tuggerah Pools can help you protect your family and your investment!