If you’re new to swimming pool ownership you may wonder, why does the pool need so much care? There are chemicals in it and you use a pool pump and filter — shouldn’t that be all it needs? Unfortunately, the swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools in Fort Worth, Texas say — owning a pool means almost continual care.

It won’t take long for a pool to become algae filled or full of harmful bacteria and you don’t want to take a chance of swimming in water that isn’t as clean and bacteria-free as it can be. Swimming pools need to be deep cleaned and vacuumed and the sides and bottom brushed weekly but you will want to get in the habit of testing the water chemistry daily even if you work with a swimming pool service contractor who performs the deep cleaning tasks for you.

The reason many pool owners hire a pool contractor is that it’s a daunting task for the inexperienced pool owner and you may find you’re spending more money on pool chemicals because you’re adding some then adding some more than adding still another chemical to get it all balanced!

Why does the pool need so much care?

Out of balance pool chemistry can lead not only to bacteria in the water, but also to damage to the pool equipment. Keeping the water chemistry balanced is one of the main aspects that goes into pool upkeep and maintenance. Your water test kit will be your best friend once you become a pool owner.

In case you’re wondering, here is what goes into pool maintenance is what a pool contractor can do on your behalf:

  1. Test the water chemistry
  2. Add the necessary chemicals
  3. Brush the pool walls and floor
  4. Vacuum the pool
  5. Check and clean the filter and skimmer baskets
  6. Inspect all pool equipment to ensure it’s operating at its peak or if there are any potential repairs on the horizon
  7. Looking at the PSI (pounds per square inch) of pressure on the pool pump to ensure it’s within proper ranges

Swimming pools are fun BUT they are work and they are sometimes seemingly continuous work. Give us a call and let’s talk about your pool maintenance needs.

There are few things in life that can provide you with as much fun, laughter and memories as owning a swimming pool. For over 30 years, Seahorse Pools has been the pool builder and service contractor of choice, helping families in the Fort Worth area achieve the dream of owning a spectacular and beautiful swimming pool to share with their family and friends.