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3 Maintenance Considerations For Your Garden Pool

3 Maintenance Considerations For Your Garden Pool

How to Maintain Your Pool

Growing up, I always hoped to have a pool but my parents didn’t get one until I moved out (I have 4 younger siblings so they all got to use it).

I remember watching the whole renovation process and how excited everyone was about it.

It wasn’t a decision my parents made lightly because they cost to maintain but if you use it regularly and look after it, it can be great to have.

Renovating your home to include a pool might not be top of your list right now with the rising cost of living, but you may still hope to get around to it one day.

You don’t even need a justification, because everyone knows sometimes, certain home design investments are cool to have, and that’s that.

Weather permitting, many people start considering pool installation in the latter stages of winter and spring also, which is why such an investment may be on your mind.

That’s all great, and if you want it, you should go for it, provided it’s within your budget!

It’s important to remember, however, that a pool does require some careful upkeep to get right.

While “a pool is for life, not just for Christmas” might be a little too intense of a message, there are certainly long-term efforts you have to buy into should you hope to enjoy your pool, and avoid seeing it as a tiresome chore.

3 Maintenance Considerations For Your Garden Pool

Never fear, because below we hope to list three of those outcomes. Without further ado, please consider:

1. Resurfacing The Space

To format a pool in your garden, you have to lay the groundwork.

Of course, digging a rather large hole is usually a good start, but there’s more to it than that.

In fact, that’s exactly what my mum did when she wanted a retaining wall. She started digging the hole then told my dad to fix it!

A pool is obviously more involved than that though so plan carefully.

Land reinforcement around the edges, implementing concrete borders where appropriate, and formatting the landscaping of the surrounding area, all of this allow for a levelled and stable pool.

Moreover, you may need concrete pool resurfacing services to make sure the space remains in worthwhile condition as time goes on.

2. Balancing Pool Chemicals

Anyone who has kept fish or a koi pond will know that treatment of the water will directly affect the healthy treatment of their little swimming friends.

Sure, you’re not a koi fish (at least we hope not), but it’s important to ensure the chemical balance is correct and that the filter is working to ensure hygiene and neutral exposure to standing water.

A pool testing kit will help you manage chlorine levels (which kills harmful bacteria and is often used in public swimming pools), to a range of 1.0-3.0 ppm.

The PH optimal range, which you can adjust with specially designed dissolving powders, should remain within 7.2 -7.6, which is effectively neutral.

This is something you’ll have to focus on continually, even if you’re not using the pool right now.

3. Winter Protections

Remember there are two seasons of the year where jumping into an outdoor pool is last on your priority list.

This is where regularly cleaning filters, shocking the pool, winterizing chemicals, and pool covers like tarpaulin (but fitted to make certain no debris enters the paul) is helpful.

Harder shell pool covers can also prevent anything, such as a too-curious dog, from falling in.

With this advice, you’re certain to maintain your pool in the healthiest possible context.

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