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Three Ways To Start Pool Prep In The Spring

Irene Montgomery

Before you know it, the warmth of spring will be at your doorstep. Once the warm weather arrives, this means one thing – pool season is near. Don't wait until the pool season arrives to get your pool ready. Start in the spring with these helpful tips.


Your preparation efforts should start in the area outside the pool. If you have any trees or shrubs around your pool, this is a good time to do so landscaping. It's highly likely that these elements have overgrown since pool season the year before.

If you do not trim these growths back, you will end up with excess debris from them in your water. If you have an excess growth around the filter or pump, it's imperative that you trim any growth away. Overgrowth in these areas can clog up the system and cause it to malfunction.

Pump Inspection

Spring is a good time to have your pump inspected to ensure it's in good working condition. During the winter, freezing temperatures can damage pool pumps. As the heart of your pool, the pump works to circulate water throughout the filter to keep it clean and safe. If the pump isn't working properly, your pool won't be clean and will be unsafe to use.

It's more convenient to discover that your pump is failing before pool season starts. If you find out after, this only limits the time you have to enjoy the water. Having the system inspected in the spring gives you time to correct the problem before you actually start using the pool.

Acid Washing

Spring is also a great time to have a professional acid washing performed. Even with a properly functioning filter, algae and hard water can buildup and lead to staining on the plaster and eventually makes its way into the water. Acid washing can remove these stains and revitalize the look of your pool.

If you noticed that it was becoming increasingly harder to keep the water clean during the previous pool season, it might be time for this type of deep cleaning. Although there are a number of over-the-counter product options to allow you to acid wash on your own, this isn't recommended. Acid washing can be very dangerous and should be left to a professional.

Get a jump start on getting your pool ready for summer by starting in the spring. Let a professional assist you. To learn more, contact a company like Guaranteed Pool Service & Repair.


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Adding Value to My Home

My husband and I are considering selling our small brick home in the near future. While we’ve completed some work on this house recently, we know we will need to do a few more things before we put it on the market. For instance, we need to replace some of the flooring, paint some of the walls, and replace some of the siding on the front porch. In addition, we may want to add a pool to the backyard. Because we live in the hot southern United States, many of our neighbors have pools. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of pools to install in a home you may sell in the near future. Enjoy!