How to Keep Your Pool Looking New for Years

swimming-pool-1665669_640Those early days of new pool ownership can be some of the best times of your life. The pool equipment is still shiny and new, the water is crystal-clear and blue, the pool surface you agonized over for so many months is in pristine condition, and the deck that surrounds your AZ pool is clean and unspoiled. Unfortunately, life, dirt, and accidents happen, and before long, this new and beautiful pool will start to look not-so-perfect and you will wish that you had taken more pictures instead of having to rely on memories of how it looked in the beginning. There are things you can do, however, to help keep your pool looking for years longer than you might have thought possible. Keep reading to discover what you can do to keep your old pool looking new and avoid recurring swimming pool repairs in Phoenix, although when you do encounter the inevitable wear and tear of swimming pools, don’t hesitate to reach out to New Image Landscape and Pools for pool repair or pool resurfacing in Phoenix!

Pool Decking

The decking surrounding your pool is important; even an ugly pool can look good if its deck is in great condition. Keep your pool deck clean, be careful about damaging it while moving your pool furniture from place to place. Never leave iron objects on a pool deck (or in the pool for that matter) as these will leave rust marks.

Eliminate Those Calcium Water Lines

Evaporation of water—especially in states with hard water like ours—can leave white calcium lines on the tiles that edge your pool, causing it to look old and unsightly. If you brush the sides of the walls frequently and use pumice stones to scrape away the calcium lines, you can keep that new pool looking great far longer than your neighbors who may not know this secret. For an especially stubborn line, you may want to consider having the calcium lines blasted off by New Image with the use of a glass bead compressor.

Remove Pool Toys After Each Use

Batteries that may have fallen out of pool toys and metal objects can leave permanent stains in the pool. Be sure and remove pool toys, flotation devices, and other debris that may have fallen into the pool each day.

Drain Pool on a Regular Basis

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) can accumulate from evaporation and regular refilling of the pool, saturating your water with calcium, salt, and metals and leaving behind calcium deposits, erosion, and stains on the surface of your pool. Draining and cleaning the empty pool is imperative to keeping the pool new and fresh looking. Once the pool is empty, you (or your pool professional) can evaluate what needs to be done to eradicate stains and discolored areas. Acid washes can help, but are corrosive to the surface and can only be performed a maximum of three or four times throughout the lifetime of the surface of your pool. Should if you do notice damages on your pools surface, its better to repair them sooner than later and speak with experts in pool resurfacing Phoenix.

New Image Can Keep Your Pool in Top Shape

Schedule a consultation with us today and let New Image Landscape and Pools help you keep your pool looking fresh and new!