Pool maintenance
January 24th, 2023
Author: Sam Bonner

The Importance of Proper Swimming Pool Maintenance

A swimming pool that is not maintained correctly gathers harmful bacteria over time, which can lead to health risks should anyone continue to use the pool before it’s cleaned. Maintaining your indoor and outdoor swimming pools is a crucial part of being a swimming pool owner. It may seem like a lot of effort but without proper maintenance, any size swimming pool has the potential to cause serious illnesses.

What Is the Purpose of Pool Maintenance?

As an outdoor or indoor swimming pool is used, each person who goes for a swim is pulling bacteria into the pool. Outdoor pools, especially, are breeding grounds for bacteria because all sorts of organisms and things from your garden will also fall into the pool.

Imagine, for a moment, the last time a few leaves blew into your pool. Most swimming pool owners would simply pluck those leaves out of their pool and continue on with their day. Depending on the time of year, it may be more than a few leaves that are left to float around in your pool for a while.

The purpose of swimming pool maintenance is to keep your outdoor or indoor swimming pool clean and sanitary. No one should be swimming in a pool that hasn’t been maintained. Above all else, maintaining a swimming pool should be your top priority.

Maintenance keeps the area around your swimming pool clean, ensures that the water balance is correct and that there are no issues with any of your pool’s hardware (such as your pool filter).

Why is Maintenance Important?

Think about it like this: Every time your pool is used, bacteria enter the water. Every day your pool is exposed to the elements is a chance for other organisms, bacteria, and animals to get into your pool. If an animal does manage to get into your pool, that’s even more bacteria in your pool – and maybe some fur, too.

A lot of pet owners happily let their dogs swim in the pool with them, which is fine, but don’t usually get bathed very often (because they don’t need to be bathed more than once a month or so). Which then means that fur could be clogging up your indoor or outdoor pool’s filter.

A clogged filter is something that is cleaned and repaired during maintenance, alongside the walls and floor of the pool.

Your pool should look shiny and clean. If the walls are looking a bit grubby or your filter isn’t working very well, that’s a sign that you should hire someone to maintain your pool as soon as possible.

It is recommended to clean your pool once a week. That may seem like a lot of cleaning, but it’s just the reality of owning a pool.

How We Can Help

Talk to our team about our maintenance services here at JC Leisure Solutions. Our experts are ready to take on all of your maintenance needs, no matter how long it’s been since your pool was last cleaned. In an emergency, it’s good to know that we have your back with our reactive maintenance services. Enquire today.

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