Keep the Summer Fun Going!!
June 6th, 2019
Summer is out in full force here in Houston. A great way to pass the time during these long summer months is swimming!!! Considering a pool in your backyard? Already have one? Here are some tips to make sure you’re taking care of your family’s pool!! Happy Swimming!!
· Skim and Scrub…repeat, repeat, repeat
o Letting leaves and algae build up in your pool is a no-no. All you need is a good skimmer and scrub brush…or spring for an automatic robot vacuum to save time!
· Don’t forget the filters
o If you have dogs or kids – or both – toys are going to wind up in the filters. Make sure to clean them, as well as leaves and debris, regularly!
· The water levels are rising….
o Too much and too little is never a good thing in a pool! Maintain proper levels by keeping it filled to halfway up the opening of your skimmer.
· Keep Calm…and Consistent
o Ensuring you have the right balance of chemicals in your pool is important. It will avoid murky water, irritation to eyes and skin and prevent bacteria from growing.
· Chemicals eating you out of house and home?
o Try baking soda – it will do the same job, but at a fraction of the cost!
· Clouds are great to stay cool, but a cloudy pool needs shocking
o Not something you need to do on a regular basis, maybe just once or twice a season, but this helps keep your pool pristine!
· Toss that tennis ball in!
o Use it to burn some energy off your Lab, bond with your kids…and a hidden surprise, tennis balls help absorb oils!
· The sun is shining, so should your pool deck!
o You’ve got all the tips to ensure your pool looks amazing! Now break out the pressure washer to clean up the pool deck around it!
· Dentist Car Pool
o Many things in your life require a yearly checkup. Avoid bigger issues or quickly tackle the ones you may have by scheduling a yearly service appointment for your pool.
· Not hosting your town’s Polar Bear Club?
o Then shut the pool down! It is important to learn to winterize your pool, even though Houston’s winters are short. Buy a water testing kit to keep the chemical levels balanced, make sure you’ve got a working cover and clean well before closing up shop!!
Disclaimer : The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Houston Association of REALTORS®