How to Run a Budget-Friendly Pool September 23, 2019

We want you to care for your pool properly. At Aqua Pool, we understand that the investment of resources and time that your pool requires can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why we are here to help.

If you aren’t able to stay on top of your pool’s care, don’t hesitate to let our expert maintenance crew handle it for you. If you prefer to go it alone, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you cut back on spending while enjoying a clean, swimmable pool.

  1. Store ALL maintenance equipment (including vacuum head) out of the sun. To avoid having to replace your pool’s equipment, we recommend that you store it in a safe place, away from direct sun, and with the head side down. This can help prevent brush damage and lengthen the life of your equipment.
  2. Use a Solar Cover
    Solar blankets or solar covers are excellent ways to help your pool maintain the heat it attracts from direct sun rays. Liquid solar covers are great options that are easy to use and you don’t have to take them off and put them on the daily.
  3. Store Your Pool Cover Properly
    When you remove your pool cover after winter, be sure to get the leaves and debris off of it completely before drying it out entirely and placing it into storage for the busy season. Come time to use it next, you’ll be glad you did!
  4. Change Pump Times
    In peak summer season, you should be running your pump system approximately 10 to 12 hours a day to encourage circulation and to turn your water over. In more mild climates, the amount you run can pump can decrease slightly. When in doubt, ask our team what you should be doing.
  5. Weekly Shock Treatment
    Shock your pool every week during peak season and every other week in spring and fall. This will help maintain a healthy, swimmable pool. If you forget, you are likely going to have to invest extra money in restoring your pool to good health before you can enjoy it again.
  6. Conserve Water
    The average pool can lose water in four ways: evaporation, leaks, splashing, and filter backwashing. While not all of these are avoidable, you should do what you can to reduce water use by paying attention to any potential leaks and how often you are backwashing your filter.