The Importance of Regularly Maintaining Your Swimming Pool from Open to Close
Attention to Swimming Pool Maintenance Should Intensify During Fall Months
Although the traditional summer vacation period is drawing to a close, there will still be sufficiently good weather for families to enjoy their backyard swimming pools for several more weeks. Throughout the months of September and October, however, these pools will likely not be used to the same extent that they were over the months of June, July, and August, as temperatures, weather conditions, and a return to school will all have an effect on the time available for swimming.
When swimming pool usage is at its peak during the summer season, owners are usually quite diligent in their attention to daily/weekly pool maintenance needs. No pool owner wants to face the wrath of their family on an extremely hot summer day when they learn that they cannot go in the water because of neglected swimming pool maintenance.
In a similar vein, pool owners will also want to avoid the ire of their family members as their swimming season is winding down. As the number of opportunities to use the pool diminishes into the fall months, pool owners will need to be additionally attentive to their pool maintenance practices; essentially, the pool needs to be ready for use whenever the weather permits and the family wants to take advantage of that situation.
When a swimming pool is underutilized and not properly maintained or kept clean, pool owners and swimmers can be faced with one or more of the following serious issues:
- Risk of infection
- Overgrowth of algae
- Damage to pool equipment
- Failure of the pool liner/walls
- Unnecessary and costly repairs
- Problems with winterizing the pool
- Problems re-opening the pool next year
While keeping a swimming pool clean, ready, and healthy throughout the entire time it is in operation is essentially non-negotiable, particular and extra attention should be given to the following maintenance activities as the swimming season draws to a close:
- Testing the water chemistry and maintaining it in appropriate balance
- Skimming/vacuuming out debris, especially fallen leaves, berries, etc.
- Shocking the pool after particularly heavy rainstorms and windstorms
- Inspecting/clearing drains and filters on an increasingly frequent basis
- Certifying that the pump and heater are working free of fault/damage
- Applying energy saving practices in a controlled yet adequate manner
The importance of regular swimming pool maintenance throughout the swimming season from pool opening to pool closing cannot be underestimated. For the sake of some extra attention, time, and effort, pool owners can give their pool the preventative care it needs and provide a healthy environment for all who wish to enjoy it – whenever the time and circumstances permit.
A Swimming Pool Contractor Can Increase the Time Available to Use Your Pool
For some pool owners, time and circumstances may conspire to restrict the amount and the extent of their leisure activities. Work schedules, family commitments, and sporting activities might all compete for attention on any given day, in a manner of speaking, and as a result, reduce the overall number of opportunities to simply stay home and swim in the backyard pool.
When such time does become available, there is the need to apportion/allocate some of it to swimming pool maintenance activities; otherwise, no family members will be able to enjoy using the pool. Therefore, to relieve this figurative tug-of-war between leisure and responsibility, pool owners may wish to capitalize on the maintenance services provided by a professional swimming pool contractor such as Aveco Pools.
Weekly swimming pool maintenance from Aveco Pools can ensure that a pool is cleaned and healthy and ready for use throughout the full extent of the swimming season until the time it is winterized and closed. This will also remove most/the entire maintenance burden from the shoulders of the pool owner and maximize whatever amount of time they have available to enjoy the use of their pool.
In addition to their weekly pool maintenance package, Aveco Pools provides a number of additional services that may be needed by pool owners at various times. These services include:
- Pool opening and closing
- Leak detection and repairs
- Heater installation and repair
- Saltwater conversion equipment
- Other equipment repair/replacement
While pool owners have the option of performing their own swimming pool maintenance, there can be several advantages to using the extensive maintenance and repair services provided by an experienced swimming pool contractor like Aveco Pools.
Allow yourself more time to enjoy your pool throughout the entire swimming season with weekly maintenance from Aveco Pools, one of the leading swimming pool contractors in Toronto and the GTA for over 35 years. Call the expert service technicians from Aveco Pools today at 905-640-2666 to discuss your needs for the remainder of this year and beyond.