3 Things You Should Not Do With Your Newly Built Swimming Pool

When people finally progress to the end of the pool building process and reach fill day, there is often only one thing on their minds — enjoying their pools. While it is okay to dive right in, there are some things you do not want to do right away. Learn about some things you should avoid in the early stages of your pool.

Install Permanent Fixtures

If a part of your pool build included a tanning ledge, sundeck, or in-pool bar area, you might not want to install any chairs in these areas right away. If you have an in-ground pool, the attractive outermost portion of the pool exposed under the water is made up of plaster. 

Plaster hardens only a short time after installation, but it does not fully cure for some time. The weight of a ledge chair or bar stool could leave a permanent imprint on the pool's surface. Please wait until the timeframe that your pool builder tells you it is okay to install the furniture. 

Ignore Chemical Levels

The water inside a pool looks so inviting and perfectly clean, but appearances are not always what they seem. Pool water can look clean on the surface but not be balanced, making it a hazard. Water at unsafe levels is harmful to you and can also lead to staining on your newly installed plater. 

For this reason, it is typically advised that new pool owners begin treating their pool almost immediately after it is completed and filled. Again, your pool builder will offer you a guide on how to get started on this process. 

Not Learn About Equipment

You must learn how to use your equipment, so do not ignore the builder when they give you instructions. With many pool builds, upon completion, a pool technician will come to your home and set up your pool pump and other fixtures, but you must also know how to use them. 

For example, if you decide not to close your pool during the winter months, you need to be able to program your equipment during freezing weather to lower the risk of damage. Be sure to ask as many questions as you need to so that you feel confident in operating the new equipment on your own. 

For specific instructions about what you should or should not do in your new pool, be sure to speak with a pool contractor for more information.