The swimming pool contractors and service professionals from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, TN realize that once they have constructed your new swimming pool and walk away, you may wonder… what now? What every new pool owner needs to know is something they try to discuss with all new pool owners before they “turn over the keys” to your new pool and walk away.

They understand that a new swimming pool is a major investment you’ve made into your home and your life and that you don’t want to see anything happen to your new, beautiful pool. Because the swimming pool service and construction contractors from Tipton Pools work with new pool owners — who have NEVER had a pool before — and new pool owners — who have had a pool in the past, but for whom this pool is now new — they have put together a bit of a check list of pool care basics.

What every new pool owner needs to know

Pool maintenance, water chemistry balancing and general maintenance as well as being aware of when something is “off” with the pool equipment is learned knowledge. In fact because caring for a swimming pool is a daunting task for many and new and long-term pool owners find it easier and less expensive to turn the task fo pool care over to a professional you may want to consider that, too.

Ask yourself this:

  1. Do you have the place to safely store pool chemicals
  2. Do you have the knowledge to adjust chemicals that need to be balanced
  3. Do you have the free time it will take to care for your pool? If your free time is limited, wouldn’t you rather swim instead of clean the pool? Think about that then give us a call for an estimate for pool service and maintenance.

Here are some pool maintenance and care basics

  1. Know the recommended pressure for the swimming pool pump. When you’re taking care of the pool on your own, you need to check the pressure regularly to make sure it’s in the correct range. If the pressure gets too high or too low, it indicates an issue and you need to call a pool contractor to trouble shoot.
  2. The type of pool filter you have will require it to be backwashed, the filter removed and cleaned and new sand added. Know the type of pool filter you have and what its unique care and maintenance steps are.
  3. Keep track of all of the warranty information and estimates and manuals for your swimming pool. Know what the warranties are, what they cover, what they don’t and whom to call if there is an issue with any aspect of the pool.
  4. Make friends with your pool water test kit! Grab a notebook and write down the water chemistry numbers. Also make note of the weather, how many people used the pool and any other items you deem necessary to help you determine why a chemical may be out of balance. When you buy your water test kit ask your pool contractor to give you a brief lesson on how to understand the balances and what they mean in terms of what chemicals need to be added to bring it back in balance.
  5. Your pool cover is your pool’s best friend. Use it. A pool cover will keep the pool water cleaner and you will spend less time cleaning it. A pool cover helps reduce water evaporation. A pool cover is a safety barrier to keep children, pets and wildlife from falling in.
  6. Pool owners who work with a swimming pool contractor will still want to skim off debris, test the water chemistry and keep track of any changes you see in the pool, the water or the equipment. You may even need to, or want to, vacuum between service visits.

No matter which stage of pool ownership you’re in, give us a call and let’s talk about pool maintenance and pool upkeep. If you’re ready to turn it over to someone else, we can do that for you as well.