Tips for Enjoying Your Pool and Keeping Your Energy Bills Down
Swimming pools are fantastic ways to cool off, relax and even host social gatherings. They are ubiquitous with the idea of a summer party, and nothing quite matches them for backyard enjoyment value. However, these luxuries do come at some expense. But fret not, Mr. Pool has plenty of experience with keeping your maintenance costs down! And, most techniques can be as simple as using a pool cover or ordering a vinyl pool liner replacement. In that spirit, we have assembled this list of cost-saving techniques for you:
- Vacuum Head Storage
Incorrect storage of your vacuum head is the main reason why the brushes on the bottom get damaged. A vacuum head with damaged brushes needs to be replaced. In the winter months, store your vacuum head upside down and out of the sun. Keep it away from chlorine and you can easily double the life of your vacuum head.
- Ensure Your Pool Isn’t Leaking
If you have a concrete pool, it can lose water because of different reasons:
- A leak through obvious cracks, and/or
- If the seals have worn out around the fitting.
If you have a vinyl pool, it is a good idea to call in the experts to take care of your inground vinyl pool liner replacement. While the pool vinyl liner replacement cost is quite high, it is far cheaper, in the long run, to have it replaced and maintained by professionals.
- Run Your Filter-Less in Cooler Weather
Algae love warm water. So, keeping your water cool will inhibit its growth. In the sweltering summer months, it is recommended that you run your filter for 10-12 hours a day to ensure constant circulation and cooling of water. In the cooler months, it is harder for the algae to grow, so you can cut back to running your filter for only 6 hours a day
- Shock Your Swimming Pool Every Week
A once-a-week pool shock ensures that your pool remains crisp and blue through. While it is tempting to skip a week, you will find that with the heat and activity of the summer months, the pool will quickly turn green, forcing you to shock it at least three times in order to get it back to that crisp blue.
With 30 years of experience in pool services, Mr. Pool is your go-to for pool repairs, maintenance and inground vinyl pool liner replacement. At Mr. Pool, we pride ourselves on honesty, trustworthiness, and impeccable service. We have a variety of replacement liners at your disposal, or you can contact us for more information.