Swimming Pool Maintenance

In a perfect world you would have your swimming pool constructed and it would remain clean and shiny and the water bacteria-free all summer long. In the real world of swimming pool ownership, though, it is more complicated than that and owning a swimming pool means you will need to take measures to keep it cleaned with regularly scheduled swimming pool maintenance. For some pool owners — the do-it-yourselfers — service and swimming pool maintenance is a breeze, for others, they simply want to swim without the hassle and time it takes to clean and maintain an inground swimming pool. Either method is acceptable, you just need to know that if you’re going to clean and maintain it yourself, you will need to be diligent about it or you run the risk of algae taking hold.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Responsibilities

Owning a swimming pool comes with many responsibilities. One of those responsibilities includes swimming pool maintenance. Pool maintenance is an essential part of owning a swimming pool. Whether you are currently a pool owner or you are a prospective owner, Town and Country Pools Inc. is here to answer all your swimming pool maintenance questions and assist you with all your swimming pool maintenance needs.

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Swimming Pool Maintenance

Swimming pool ownership requires frequent cleaning and swimming pool maintenance. Unfortunately, overtime without proper swimming pool maintenance, swimming pools can become full of contaminants which can allow for excess bacteria to grow. While some owners choose to maintain and service their own pools, other owners prefer owning a pool without the hassle or time commitment. Whichever method you wish to use, ensuring a well-maintained swimming pool is essential to a clean and healthy pool environment.

Swimming Pool Maintenance & Service Contractor

To find the best, and most qualified, swimming pool service contractor in Virginia you can work with the pool contractors from Town & Country Pools and they will take away the stress and concern of pool maintenance. What can you expect when you work with a swimming pool service contractor? Here are a few items they will address for you:

Swimming Pool Maintenance Includes:

  • Testing the water for proper chemical levels.
  • Adding chemicals as needed to maintain the proper balances.
  • Scrubbing the swimming pool sides and walls.
  • Vacuuming the swimming pool on a frequent bases.
  • Inspecting pool equipment and plumbing to ensure efficient operation.

Testing Chemicals

Regularly testing and adding chemicals to your swimming pool is required for proper swimming pool maintenance. Failure to monitor and maintain the appropriate water quality can lead to damage to both your swimming pool and swimming pool equipment. But most importantly, failure to test your swimming pool water can cause many health issues for your swimming pool guests. When testing your swimming pool water, the four primary chemical levels essential to proper swimming pool maintenance and a healthy swimming pool environment include free chlorine, calcium hardness, pH, and total alkalinity.

Cleaning the Pool and Pool Surfaces

During the swim season, it is recommended that pool owners skim leaves and other debris from their pool top, and check filters and vacuums regularly. Skimming leaves and other debris can be accomplished by using a long-handled leaf skimmer to gather any leaves, insects or other floating debris. By removing any floating debris as quickly as possible, you are preventing the chance of staining, reducing the hard to clean surfaces and preventing filter clogs. In addition to skimming your swimming pool top, clean filters and adequately working vacuums play another essential part of proper swimming pool maintenance. To ensure adequate filter operation, clean and replace your filter per manufacture instructions.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Contract

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact cost for a swimming pool service contract until your potential pool contractor comes to your house. He will need to know how big the pool is, the equipment you have installed, how often it gets used, whether you use a cover and the type of service contract you’re seeking. Plan to pay about $135+ per month.

Before You Sign a Contract

Here are some questions you will want to ask a potential swimming pool service provider before you sign a contract:

  • What is included in the price
  • How often he will visit for the price quoted
  • Is he licensed and insured
  • If signing a contract for the summer offers a price break
  • Ask for names and contact information for his current and former clients that you can connect with
  • Does he offer emergency service repairs and at what cost?

Contact Town & Country

Town and Country Pools Inc. specializes in swimming pool maintenance. If you choose to perform your own pool maintenance, prefer a professional to take care of it all, or a little of both, Town and Country Pools Inc. can help provide pool maintenance tips and services. Whether you prefer occasional swimming pool maintenance or weekly scheduled services Town and Country Pools Inc, is available to help keep your swimming pool water crystal clear, healthy, and ready for summer fun! A properly maintained swimming pool can provide a perfect place in your backyard to relax, rejuvenate, and spend quality time with family and friends. Contact Town and Country Pools Inc. today to help take the stress out of your swimming pool maintenance routine!