With the constant hot and dry weather in Texas, it is no wonder why swimming pools and spas are so popular in the South. Being able to just bask in the coolness of the water during a hot day is a feeling that just cannot be beat. However, in order to keep your swimming pool and spa in good working condition, you can’t neglect basic pool maintenance.

So before you begin your new pool construction, you may want to consider how you plan on handling your pool maintenance.

The Everyday Demands Of Pool Ownership

While some things only need to be done once or twice a year, these are a few things you should keep up with on a regular basis.

  • Skim the surface of the pool with a net to catch leaves, bugs, and other debris.
  • Clean out the strainer baskets.
  • Brush against the walls for any algae or calcium buildup.
  • Clean out the filter.
  • Check the water level and pH balance and refill as necessary.
  • ‘Shock’ the water on occasion in order to reduce the chlorine odor.
  • Check the pool heater and clean out any calcium buildup that may be in the tubes.

Do-It-Yourself Or Hire The Professionals?

While these may all seem like an enormous amount of work, most of these tasks will only take a few minutes out of your day. However, if you still don’t feel like you can fit it into your schedule or don’t feel confident in your own ability to do so, you can always hire a professional pool cleaning service.

Not only will this give you some piece of mind that your swimming pool or spa that you do not have to clean it yourself, but you can also rest assured that it is being taken care of by the experts themselves. While you might have put off a routine skimming or brushing, pool cleaning services take their job very seriously.