Maintaining a Swimming Pool

The worst thing about installing a swimming pool may very well be the weeks and months you spend waiting for the pool to be installed and ready to use. Staring at a hole in your backyard, dealing with the noise and mess of construction workers, waiting for electricians and inspectors to show up — it’s easy to feel like the pool will never be completed.

A close second in the worst thing competition has to be actually maintaining the pool. Even if you’ve picked the best of all the Houston pool companies to install your pool, you’re still going to have to take care of it yourself — and that’s work. The pool has to be cleaned at least once a week. Debris needs to be skimmed every few days or whenever there’s a storm. You may need to change out the filter or do strange things with diatomaceous earth. You’ll definitely need to monitor the pool chemicals and make sure it stays in a safe balance.

Of course, you can always find ways to delegate all this maintenance work. The easiest way to accomplish this is to hire a professional pool cleaning company. They will come once a week to do a thorough cleaning and take care of the chemicals, filters, and other maintenance. If you have kids, you’ll probably be better off assigning maintenance to them as chores . You’ll still be out the cost for the chemicals and you may have to keep on them to get the job done, but you’ll save on the cost of labor and the kids will feel more of a sense of ownership of the condition of the pool.