3 Important Maintenance Steps To Take For Residential Pool Owners

If you have a pool, it's your responsibility to take good care of it. Failing to do so can result in spending a fortune. Fortunately, pool maintenance doesn't have to be that difficult. These care steps can get you started. 

Check For Leaks 

After a while, pools can, unfortunately, develop small leaks. A crack may have formed that's causing water to seep out, costing you a lot of money in terms of replacement water. Since this is not ideal, you need to check your pool for leaks regularly.

To do this, you need to keep an eye on your pool's water line. If it goes down in an abnormal way — not because of the sun — chances are your pool has a leak. You'll then need to have your pool looked at professionally so that a proper seal can be created in the imperfection causing the leak. 

Maintain pH Levels 

The last thing you want happening with your pool is for the water to get out of balance. When this happens, your pool is more susceptible to algae and bacteria growth. These things can cause you to seriously get sick if exposed to them for too long.

So that your pool's water is completely free of these toxins, keep the water at the correct pH levels. You'll need to buy a kit for this step. Check the pH levels every couple of days when the pool is being used regularly. Ideally, your pool's pH levels should be between 7.2 and 7.8. If the pH isn't, make the proper adjustments. 

Have Pool Resurfaced 

If your pool is relatively old and doesn't look like it once did, you may want to consider having it resurfaced. This is an important service from an aesthetic and structural standpoint. Companies will go in and lay down new material, making your pool structurally sound again. It will also have a fresh look.

There are many finishes you can choose today as well. Some of the most common include quartz, fiberglass, pebble, and pool plaster. When trying to decide on an option, think about your budget and see what would work best long-term. If you're still not sure, the pool resurfacing company can guide you in the right direction. 

Having a pool is great, but it comes with a lot of responsibility. Fortunately, you don't have to struggle with pool maintenance that much. You simply must know what protocol to follow and stick with it.