While we’d all rather plan our next pool party, pool ownership also includes pool care. There are a few more annual pool maintenance jobs in addition to the daily, weekly, and occasional pool maintenance tasks. Thankfully, intensive annual pool care happens only once a year.
Pool Deck Pressure Cleaning
Okay, so this isn’t technically pool upkeep. The cleanliness of the area around your pool, on the other hand, can have a significant impact on the quality of your pool’s water and the attractiveness of your pool’s surroundings. While any spills should be wiped up or rinsed away, annual pressure cleaning (sometimes known as “power washing”) will help eliminate rust, weather stains, and other deeply embedded concerns. If you don’t have one, you can usually rent a power washer for a reasonable price from your local hardware or home improvement store.
Start by sweeping your deck of any dried debris. Then, to remove surface debris in layers, assemble the pressure washer and set it to a low to mid-range spray. Continue until the surface appears to be spotless. To avoid streaking, overlap the areas you’ve cleaned, and keep the pressure washer’s nozzle several feet away from your pool surface to avoid gouging. On high power the pressure washer has the capability of quickly inflicting significant damage, so be aware of the power of the spray.
Make an Appointment for Professional Service
You’ll see that we’re recommended this as part of annual maintenance rather than waiting until anything goes wrong. All of your pool’s mechanical equipment, such as filters, pumps, and heating systems, will be expertly evaluated by an expert. But, before that individual arrives, conduct your own investigation. Make a list of any strange sounds or smells, leaking piping, holes in the liner, or anything else you see. Allow the service technician to examine your list before starting.
This professional check may appear to be a waste of time and money during some years, especially recently after new pool installation. However, for every one of those years, there will be other years in which you will be grateful that an issue was identified and addressed before it grew more serious.
Winterize Your Pool Properly to Avoid Damage
It’s just as vital to maintain your pool properly during the summer as it is to secure it properly before winter arrives. You can avoid having to perform costly and time-consuming repairs by properly winterizing your pool.
First, test the water one more time before closing your pool for the season to ensure that the chemicals are in appropriate balance. After that, blast any remaining water out of the pipes. To keep unintended elements out (including chemical-altering precipitation), the final step in winterizing your pool is to cover it with a high-quality cover. That’s it, folks! You’re all set for the winter. (At the very least, your pool is prepared.) You’re on your own for the remainder.)
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