A swimming pool is an invaluable addition to any growing family. A pool in many ways brings families closer together. Barbeque and Grill parties are so much more awesome whenever a pool is in the mix. But, just how expensive is a pool and what are the costs of maintaining its sparkling clear waters? Perhaps a more important question is how to avoid having to repair the pool itself.
Perhaps the most common and most visible aspect of the pool is its content, the water in it. Properly maintaining the water will eliminate the root of most problems. Not only problems with algae, grime and hard water unsafe to swim in, but they are eyesores too. Water stains and hard water calcification are the worst to look at in pool tiling. Although there are numerous pool repair scottsdale companies, what we are here to talk about is how to avoid having to need those repairs in the first place.
The most effective way of keeping maintenance and repair costs in the optimal range is building your pool right in the first place. There are newer technologies that can be put in place right at the beginning to prevent major problems in the future.
Firstly, take a look at the “heart” of the pool, the pump. A variable speed pump is a key to maintaining the pressures need for proper circulation. Variable speed pumps will not only be adjustable as the need arises but will also save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. The next need would be an in-floor cleaning and circulation system. This is a direct replacement of the normal and costly hose cleaner that you have to set up and get in and out of the pool. Modular filtration is also becoming more and more popular these days. These are large capacity and pretty much plug and play. The larger the capacity, the less you would have to worry about it. Most of these filters last for well over a year. Chlorine is also a mainstay in the pool, especially in hotter climates, use tablets rather than floating dispensers. Also, consider durable pool interior finishes, carefully choosing this aspect will ensure that finishes would not have to be replaced for many years. A simple ozone system to compliment your chlorine tablets will also save you a bit in the long run. Lastly, an automatic pool cover is essential. Not only will this allow you to use the pool all year long, but it will save water and energy, once again getting you savings in the long run.