There’s a lot that goes into owning and maintaining a swimming pool in your backyard. After it’s been installed, there are a few things you’ll need to do to keep the system running, the water safe, and everyone around the pool secure.
Unfortunately, mistakes can be made. If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, do your best to avoid making any one of these mistakes.
Not Keeping Your Pool Water Chemistry Balanced
One of the more important tasks for a pool owner is to ensure optimal pool water chemistry. This will keep the water safe for swimmers.
But this requires that you check the pool water chemistry on a regular basis and take the appropriate steps if you notice the levels are a bit off. Failing to check your pool water’s chemistry could render your pool unfit for swimming.
Not Taking Safety Precautions For Swimmers
There are plenty of things you can do to make sure our swimming pool area is small. First and foremost, it should be fenced in. Depending on the size of your yard, your yard’s fencing should be enough.
But if your backyard is very big, you may need to erect a separate fence specific for your pool to prevent the more vulnerable — including small children and pets — from accidentally falling in.
Other safety measures you can take include adding a pool cover that attaches to the perimeter of the pool during times of the year when you may not swim, or adding sensors or alarms to the pool area that detect the presence of people or animals over a certain weight falling into the water.
Without proper safety measures in place, your loved ones and others could be at risk.
Not Cleaning Out the Skimmer Baskets
Skimmer baskets collect debris that may have made its way into the water. The water circulates in such a way that all the debris floating in the water is directed to the skimmer, which can fill up a lot faster than you might think. If you allow the skimmer to fill up without cleaning it out, it reduces its ability to keep your pool water clear.
For more tips on maintaining a healthy and safe pool get in touch with your local Austin swimming pool builders!