25 Feb 4 Things to Do to Get Your Pool Ready for Spring Swimming
The weather in Central Texas has been up and down, wet and dry, but one thing is for certain… spring is on its way! While the first day of spring may be debatable (spring will take place between March 20 and June 21, if you use the astronomical method or between March 1 and May 31, if you follow the meteorological calendar), we know that in Austin and central Texas, spring will be here before we know it!
But, before you can enjoy your backyard oasis, you’ll need to make sure your swimming pool is ready.
While most pool maintenance and repairs are better left to the professionals – here are five things you can do yourself today:
#1 – Use Your Eyes and Ears
It is common for your pool to shift in the winter because colder temperatures can expand the ground. Take a look around the pool for cracks. Specifically look around the drains, lights, and the concrete pad under the pump. Look for bubbles or darker areas that may indicate a leak. Listen to your pool’s health by turning on your pump and make sure it’s still running quietly and efficiently.
#2 – Make Sure Your Safety Features Are Secure
Check out your fencing, gate latches, and all other surrounding enclosures that will keep you kids (and pets) from taking an unexpected swim. With warmer temperatures come additional temptations, so make sure your handrails, ladders, slides, and diving boards are secure and undamaged.
#3 – Gather Necessary Items to Pool Safely
When it’s time to swim, there are several safety items to have around to make sure your pool is ready for anything. Make sure to have a first-aid kit nearby, including a pair of scissors in the event that a swimmer’s hair or clothing causes them to become entrapped. Also, be certain to have a flotation device available and accessible.
#4 – Clean Your Pool, Pool Toys and the Surrounding Area
Give your pool deck a good power-wash – not only will it look better, but it will limit the amount of debris that will make its way into the pool. Remember to also give your pool toys a good scrubbing to ensure they are free from mold or anything else that isn’t a part of the play experience. You can easily disinfect them by soaking them in 2-gallons of water with 1-cup of bleach.
If You’d Rather Outsource… Bring in Professionals
It’s easier and more affordable than ever to have a professional, such as Crystal Clear Pools and Spas in Austin, prepare your pool for spring swimming. Leave the complexities of the chemicals, filters, and pumps to us… call us at (512) 339-9304 and mention this blog post when you do. Crystal Clear Pools and Spas makes backyard dreams come true!
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With over 35 years serving Central Texas, Crystal Clears and Spas provides a superior experience in pool repair, pool cleaning, pool renovation, and pool maintenance. Our swimming pool and spa services extend to most communities in the Greater Austin area, including Buda, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Kyle, Lakeway, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Westlake, and other surrounding areas.
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