With summer weather coming, especially here in Texas, many of us are itching to spend our free time outside relaxing by the pool and catch a break from the heat.
Pools can be the most valuable asset to a home, providing family and friends with a place to spend time together, but it can also be a huge headache if not properly maintained.
- Keep your furry friends out! We all love our family pets, and it’s fun to have your beloved dog splashing around with the kids, but their fur can actually clog up essential systems. If you absolutely can’t keep your dog out of the pool be sure to use a net to get out any fur left behind.
- Clean your pool’s walls. This isn’t the most glamorous aspect of having a pool, but you’ll save yourself from a nasty algae problem if you regularly clean off debris with a soft brush.
- Check your chlorine use. The use of chlorine is supposed to help keep those swimming in it from getting sick, but make sure you don’t have too little or too much.
- Prepping your pool before the freezing temps hit will not only keep your pool clean, but it can also prevent burst pipes or cracks.
- Keep the cover clean during winter. Regularly brush leaves, debris, and water from the top of the cover to keep the cover in good condition and make your Spring cleaning that much easier.
When to Get an Inspection
Whether you’re buying a new home or looking to make sure your current pool and spa area are highly functioning, an inspection can do wonders for preserving this popular asset of your home.
Are you buying or selling a home with a pool? Get an inspection to ensure everything is in order or gain some leverage in the bargaining process.
Tips for Your Pool Inspection
Pool problems can be costly to repair and difficult to spot for the average person so an inspection can be a wise investment for homeowners and buyers. If you’re buying a home with a pool, spa, or hot tub an inspection is essential.
- Inspect while operational. A proper inspection will take place when you uncover your pool, and it is running and clean.
- Water clarity. The water should be clean and clear enough to see the drains at the bottom; this is the fastest way to check water quality.
- Evaluate all systems. A good inspector will review everything from ladders to filtration systems and pumps. This is why it’s important that the pool is operational so the inspectors can properly evaluate all areas of your pool.
- Get a written report. This will be useful when closing on a home to document any standing problems in your negotiations.
A pool inspection will help you identify potential hazards and help you with how to move forward with any necessary repairs. Overall, an inspection is a small price to pay to ensure your pool is in tip-top shape and avoid any springtime surprises that you’ll feel in your checkbook.
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