With summer coming to an end, it's time to start thinking about closing up the pool for the season and reflecting on how well things went this summer. How much time did you get to spend enjoying your swimming pool? Did you run into problems with the pool that could have been avoided? What is it that you were unhappy with when using the pool this year? Here, you'll find a few tips to help ensure that those complaints from this year aren't continued on through the next.
Professional Pool Closing
One way to ensure that your spring starts off with less stress next year is by making sure that the pool is closed up the right way this year. Having the pool closed by a professional pool technician ensures that you don't make any mistakes. The pump will be cleaned and stored, the hoses drained, rolled, and put away, the water drained to the perfect level and treated as it should be, and the cover put in a position to keep the pool covered through the terrible winter storms coming ahead.
Write Your Complaints
Sit down and write down all of the complaints that you've had about the pool this year. It could be that the water was too cold, it was difficult to maintain the chemical balance, you had algae growing on a few occasions, too much debris fell into the pool — whatever it was that made you a less than happy pool-owner should be included in this list.
When the pool technician comes to close the pool, you can present him with your list and see if any changes can be made so that you don't have these issues next year.
It could be that you've been using a pump and filtration system that is outdated and isn't keeping the water as clean as it should. If this is the case, now is the time to invest in the new pump — you'll get a much better price at the end of the season than you will if you wait until next year. Buy the pump, but don't have it installed until you're ready to open the pool in the spring.
Buy a Storage Shed
You know how you tripped over the floats, noodles, and toys that are laying about? Well, right now, many of the small storage sheds that would perfectly house these items are on sale. The end of the season sales are a great way to get a head start on improving the swimming pool experience next year.
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