When summer comes around, few things are more refreshing than dipping into a swimming pool. And, if you’re lucky enough to own a pool, then you know just how great that feeling is.
Of course, if you want to enjoy this luxury in the first place, you need to look after your investment. With a regular maintenance plan, you will boost the odds of having a healthy and beautiful pool for many, many summers to come.
Here are 4 pool restoration tips to help keep your pool in tip top shape.
Watch out for signs of deterioration-
Prevention is always better than a cure. For this reason, when you notice the signs of a damaged or ageing pool, act quickly to rectify the problem before it has time to develop into a major costly issue. By doing so, you will save a fortune on expensive restoration jobs later on down the line.
Some of the most common signs of pool deterioration include:
- Water level changes – Occur as the result of a leaking pool. Here, water somehow penetrates the surface of the pool. This often occurs due to a crack or split in the surface. As a result, water escapes from the pool, causing the level to suddenly dip.
- High water bills – Noticed a sudden increase in your water bills and cannot figure out why? If you have an automatic fill device, it may be working overtime to keep the pool full, and you may not even realise it is doing it. If this is the case, investigate the pool for signs of a leak.
- Algae – Poor water circulation, chemical balance and sanitation are common causes of algae in pools. If left unchecked, it can cause problems with the circulation, filtration and sanitation levels. Use a high quality pool algaecide to kill the algae. And be sure to correct any balance issues with the pH, alkalinity and cyanuric acid levels.
- Black spots – Typically caused by poor chlorination or high phosphate levels. The ‘black’ section of the spot if merely the head of the algae. If you only remove the head, the algae will return a few days later. Correct any issues with your water levels, or talk to your pool restoration experts for advice and treatment.
- Wet spots around your yard – Soft, mushy spots, and uneven grass growth around the pool may indicate a plumbing leak.
Automate your pool restoration efforts-
Automatic pool cleaning devices are a great way to streamline your pool maintenance efforts. These range from automatic pool cleaners and sanitisers through to filtration and lighting.
If you’ve recently built a pool within the past 4 to 5 years, you most likely have some kind of automation in your pool system already. If not, though, now is the perfect time to upgrade. Talk to your local pool cleaning specialists. They can advise you on which devices and systems are right for you.
Resurface your pool-
Pool resurfacing is a great way to extend the lifespan of your pool. It makes the surface smooth to the touch, reducing the risk of cuts and scratches. The extra layers of coating will increase the durability of the surface, making it more resilient against harsh weather, general use and chemicals. Plus, the fresh coating will enhance the appearance of your pool, giving your home a more inviting and luxurious feel.
There are many ways to resurface your pool. The best approach and products to use will depend on the surface you have. Make sure you enlist the help of a professional pool resurfacing company. In particular, choose one who has experience in resurfacing your type of pool. This way, you can relax knowing that your pool is in caring hands.
Maintain the surrounding garden area-
Having a poorly maintained garden can have a detrimental effect on your pool. The sight of ageing, dead plants can negatively impact its appearance. And loose debris like leaves, flowers and sticks can also reach the pool. When this happens, you have to manually fish out the debris using a catcher or net.
One way to save time on your pool maintenance efforts is to look after your garden. Get into the habit of regularly pruning and trimming your plants. Mow the surrounding lawn to keep the grass short. Consider elevating some of your garden beds, so that dirt won’t travel from the bed across the ground and into the pool. Finally, be sure to prevent any tree limbs from hanging over the pool, as any leaves will fall straight into the pool.
For all your pool restoration needs, look no further than Blue Diamond Pools. Contact us today on (08) 616 124 12 or send your online enquiry.