There is nothing more refreshing and inviting than a bright and clean swimming pool on a hot summer day. Not only do swimming pools provide fun for friends and family, they can also increase the value of a home. It is important, however, to consider the costs of maintaining an inground pool. This includes electricity, chemicals, water and any other extras you might install.
The type of pump you choose will have a major impact on the amount of money you spend maintaining your inground pool each month. There are many different types of pumps on the market that run at different speeds and cycles depending on the size and shape of your pool. Some of these pumps are more cost-effective than others. It’s important that you choose the right pump to keep the overall cost of maintenance down.
The important thing to remember when choosing the pump is that they run on electricity. Obviously the longer a pump needs to run the more electricity it will use. Depending on the size of your inground pool the pump may need to run longer in order to keep the pool clean.
Another factor to consider in maintaining a clean and fresh pool is the chemicals needed keep the pool clean. Many people do not realize just how much of role role chemicals play in keeping an inground pool clean. It is important to keep the pH balance so that you can enjoy your pool anytime. In order to do this, you will need to add chemicals on a consistent basis. These chemicals include chlorine, salt and acid to kill bacteria and algae.
Some people are willing to take the time to learn how to Measure and administer these chemicals on their own. Others rely on pool services to do this for them. Doing it yourself will definitely reduce the cost of maintaining your pool. However, it’s important that you use the chemicals correctly to avoid damaging your pool.
With the proper running pump in chemicals at the right levels, your inground pool should stay sparkling clean and ready for use. There is other maintenance that should not be overlooked to keep your pool in the area around it in great condition. In Arizona, as a temperatures rise in the summertime, algae can grow on the surfaces of the pool. It is important that the sides and steps of the pool our regularly brushed down to avoid the builder of this algae. Again, this is something that can be done by the pool owner him or herself, or can be included in the pool service hired out. Keep in mind that the more services your pool maintenance team is required to do, the higher the cost.
At ABC Scapes, we’ve found that keeping a well-manicured yard can definitely lower the cost of poor maintenance. By keeping trees and shrubberies around the pool area well maintained, you avoid additional maintenance and labor in keeping the inground pool free from debris. If you know you will be installing a pool at your home, give us a call for plant and tree ideas. 602–404–0568