Scottsdale back yard pool

5 Tips for New Pool Owners

After years of suffering through scorching hot desert summers, you were finally able to install the pool of your dreams…sparkling clean with cool refreshing waters, you can’t help but smile every time you catch a glimpse of it through your bedroom windows. You’re already visualizing years of pool parties with all your friends and family gathered ‘round its crystal clear depths, applauding you and your wise choice of building the perfect pool…but do you really know everything you need to ensure that your pool stays as beautiful as it does today? To help make sure that you do, we have compiled a list of tips that every new pool owner should know.

The pool should be drained every other year

Arizona water is known to be hard and over time, the total dissolved solids (TDS) will become abundant, giving false chemical readings which can be damaging to your pool as well as to your equipment. Draining it regularly can help you avoid this problem.

Chemicals Balance is important

 Everyone knows to keep an eye out for the chlorine levels, but did you know that alkalinity and PH balance are equally important? Test kits are inexpensive and can ensure that ALL of your chemicals remain in balance.

Pool Pump Circulation

 Your pump needs to operate long enough to turn over your pool 2 times a day. Everyone’s pool is different, but generally this means running it 1 hour per 10 degrees of ambient temperature during the hottest summer months and half that long during the remainder of the year.

Filter maintenance is important too

It doesn’t matter what type of filter you have; if the pressure exceeds 5 to 8 pounds higher than what it normally runs, it’s time to backwash or clean the filter. Again, every pool is different, so be sure to discuss what the normal pressure of your filter should be with the people who installed it.

You’re Not Alone

New Image Landscape and Pools has been in the business of installing pools for years and we’ve accumulated the knowledge and skills necessary for helping with any pool maintenance needs that may come up. Schedule a consultation with us today and we can make sure that your pool is kept as beautiful as it is today, for many years to come! Whether you plan on having parties every weekend or just want to enjoy your pool all by yourself, New Image Landscape and Pools can help ensure your pool is in top condition.