Goodyear, AZ swimming pool service contractors explain pool cleaning mistakes

If you live in Arizona, chances are you own a swimming pool. It’s a great way to beat the heat without having to get in your car and drive to a crowded public pool, right. When the temperatures hit the triple digits and show no sign of dipping, the best way to escape it, and get out of the house, is to slip into the cool, clean waters of your own swimming pool.

Many swimming pool owners who have pools in Arizona rely on the services of a swimming pool contractor to keep the water clear and free of bacteria. Many pool owners have found that they spend more money if they try to do the pool maintenance themselves. The reason for this is that balancing the chemicals is a delicate act and many find they have to add chemicals, test the water, add more, and so on and so on and in the end they’re spending more time, and money, than if they’d contracted with a pool service professional from Express Pool Carepool cleaningAlso, working with an experienced pool contractor means you can spend your time enjoying the pool instead of working on it.

Here are some of the mistakes that do-it-yourselfers make when servicing their own pools:

  • They don’t check the  pool water chemistry frequently enough. There are myriad reasons pool chemistry gets out of line — high heat, more people using the pool than usual, monsoon season, etc. Checking the water often makes it easier to make adjustments.
  • Not checking the total dissolved solids ratio and the pH levels often enough.
  • Backwashing the pool too frequently and wasting water.
  • Frequent backwashing also diminishes the effectiveness of the filter and costs you money, water usage and time.
  • Not cleaning the skimmer baskets frequently enough.
  • Adding chemicals during the daytime. This is a mistake for a couple of reasons: you can’t swim with freshly added chemicals and the heat of the sun will cause the chemicals to evaporate more quickly.  Add chemicals after sunset.
  • Vacuuming the pool, but not brushing the walls and sides and under and around the stairs.
  • Not running the pumps long enough.  Ask your contractor how long your pump should run.

Pool owners who don’t want to worry about the balancing of chemicals or scrub and vacuum the pool — they just want to swim and that’s why they work an Arizona swimming pool service contractor.