Choosing a Special Pool Design

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When you are looking to have a pool put in near your home and you are trying to decide what kind of design you would like for that pool, make sure that you consider designs that are unique and special. Do not overlook those designs by that stand out and that will offer you the chance to be different.

A special pool design can help your pool to stand out to all who see it and can help you to feel proud of that pool. Special design can offer you the best in regard to looks and it can fit with your yard and the space that you have. You should allow yourself to find a design that is fun and different and to choose that design.

Do not ignore the special pool designs that are out there, instead try to see how they can fit with your yard and all that they can offer to you.

Perfection for Your Pool

pool designSummer is approaching quickly, and the pool that has been sitting under a tarp for the cold weather will soon be calling out to you. Getting everything ready is going to take a little time and effort, but it will be worth it. Care and maintenance are needed to make sure you are ready for that much-needed swim on those sweltering summer days.

Someone who is new to pool ownership may need a few tips and guidelines when getting ready for the swim season. To take care of things yourself there are a few easy steps that, when followed correctly, will make the process much more bearable. During the first part of the cleaning process, you can leave the cover right where it is. Taking it off, in the beginning, will only lead to cleaning out more leaves and pollen than you started with. Now its time to get ready.

First, make sure the filters are clean of any leaves and debris that has collected. Clean out the baskets and put the filtration system back together. At this point, any plugs that were put in place when the pool was closed can also be removed. Next, make sure to check the water level. If it has gone down at all fill it back up. At this point, you want to test your water. Normally it is best to have the water professionally tested. To do this simply take a sample to a local swimming pool store and they can check the levels for you. At this point, you are well on your way to the perfect summer.

To determine what needs to be added to your water depends on the tests that were done on the water sample. These tests include the PH level, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, and the chlorine test. Normally you would want the PH level between 7.2 and 7.4. The alkalinity should be 80 to 100 ppm (parts per million). The calcium should be between 150 ppm and 250 ppm. Lastly, the chlorine should be between 1 ppm and 3 ppm. Once your chemical levels are balanced you will have water that is perfect for a swim.

The next step is to run the filtration system until the water is clear. This process usually takes about five to seven days. When you can see through the water to the bottom you are just about ready. Now is the time for you to remove the cover. At this point, all that is left is to clean up anything that has collected at the bottom of the pool.

Following these simple guidelines will definitely make sure your swimming pool is ready when the temperature rises. Unfortunately, sometimes you might just not have the time. If this is the case you can always turn to a professional. There are pool cleaning services everywhere that will take away the burden of having to do everything on your own. Make sure you choose carefully, the point is to take away your stress, not add to it.
When selecting who you want to take care of your pool, there are a few things you want to keep in mind. People often think that the more you pay for a service, the better it is. This is not necessarily true. Some companies charge extra for chemicals they use while others charge a flat rate no matter how much they put into your water. Make sure the company you choose is not trying to Nickle and dime you every chance they get. Something else to look for is the equipment that is being used. It is best to go with a company that uses industrial-grade products, and not something that you could use on your own. When you’re paying a professional, you want professional-grade work. Finally, and this may seem like an obvious one, make sure you are never neglected. Arriving on time, and not skipping appointments is the mark of a good organization, and that is exactly who you want to put in charge of your summer.

No matter if you hire professionals or you are a do it yourself kind of person, always remember how important it is to clean and maintain your pool. Keep the water balanced, and the leaves out of the filter and you will be the envy of all your neighbors. Following a few simple steps can add the sparkle to your summer that only a perfect swimming pool can offer. To you, I say, happy summer, and happy swimming.