Q: Why should I use a professional pool service?
A: The most obvious reason to hire a pool service professional is to take effort and worry out of owning a pool. Professional pool service can even save you money in the long run. A professional pool service will check for small problems when they are easy to fix before they turn into large costly problems. Professional service will keep your water in good shape saving on the cost of expensive chemicals to treat problems such as algae blooms.
Q: What factors contribute to a clean and safe pool?
A: Three main factors contribute to clean and safe water.
- Chemically balanced and sanitized water
- Proper filtration
If your pool is lacking in any of these three areas, your pool will not be in the best shape possible. If your water is balanced and your sanitizer levels are within acceptable levels, check your filter and circulation. Your pump should run long enough to circulate at least as many gallons of water as your pool holds. If your water conditions are still unsatisfactory, it may be time to clean your filter or upgrade to a larger unit. Many older pools were built with filters that are considered too small by todays standards.
Q: Is it OK for my dog to swim in my pool?
A: Many dogs love water and think the family pool is for their enjoyment. The main issues you may face are an increased amount of hair caught in the skimmer basket, hair at the main drains and an increase in the amount sanitizer used in the pool. Reputable companies in the swimming pool industry have said a single dog could equal as many as 50 human bathers. If you have a dog that swims regularly in your pool, keep an eye on sanitizer levels, and consider increasing the amount of time your filter pump runs each day.