Tips for First-Time Pool Owners

Health and Fitness | 8.25.2017

If you’ve invested in a pool for the first time, there are some important things to take note of. Here, we’ve provided a list of the top tips to keep in mind, for first-time pool owners!

  • Find a Pool Expert. As a new pool owner, one of the first things you should do is seek advice from a qualified pool professional. Why? Because, someone with pool experience is able to help walk you through the entire process of caring for your pool. You should find a good, trustworthy source of information and stick with them. Make a list of everything you learn, ask questions, and do your own independent research, as well. The more in-depth the better, when it comes to caring for your pool!
  • Learn About Proper Maintenance Practices. Knowing how to best maintain your pool is crucial. Pools require regular maintenance in order to be able to function. First, you should focus on testing the water and making adjustments when necessary. Next, keep in mind that you WILL need to adjust for pH, calcium hardness, and alkalinity, as well. In addition to the proper amounts and types of chemicals, it’s important to keep up with a weekly vacuuming/brushing schedule. If you can’t keep up with a regular maintenance schedule, you can always hire a pool professional to do the work for you.
  • Watch Your Calcium Levels. It’s incredibly important to keep up with your calcium levels, depending on where you live. When calcium levels are above a certain level, then it’s time to switch out your water. Consult with a pool pro if you have questions about this process.

When in doubt…Contact the experts at Valley Pool today! Our expert technicians are highly skilled at what they do. Here at Valley Pools, we’re always happy to offer our assistance, and we look forward to speaking with you soon.