Hard to believe, but 2020 is almost upon us. As you get ready to ring in the new year, don’t forget your pool in your resolutions. That’s the time when you take stock of things, assess what’s working and what needs improvement, and lay out your plans for the future.
We understand that pool planning won’t be at the top of your list through the holidays. That’s okay. Your pool is there for you to enjoy it. And like we said last month, pools make for extra-special southwest Florida holidays.
But when you finally resurface after Jan. 1, plan a day to do a full pool-plan rundown. Go over your equipment, from skimmers to filters to pumps, and make sure it’s all in good working order.
Whatever the makeup of your pool’s foundation, check all surfaces for cracks, dents and stains from mildew or other sources.
Likewise, inspect your pool cage. If you’ve been putting off repairs to the screen, for instance, now is a good time to get it taken care of.
And you should also look at your pool maintenance routine and see what needs to be adjusted. Look back on 2019 and ask yourself if you were ever annoyed about working on the pool or disappointed with its appearance. Were your early morning swims soured by chemical imbalance? Were you too embarrassed or stressed to host parties because your pool was unsightly or required extra preparatory effort? Think about the options for maintenance care and pick one that best suits your lifestyle.
Ask yourself, “What could make my pool experience even better?” Now’s the time for action.
And finally, prepare yourself for the upcoming change in federal regulations regarding pumps. To improve energy efficiency–and also save homeowners money–all pool pumps of 1 horsepower or more will have to be variable-speed pumps as of July 2021. However, you may not need to replace your pump entirely. Talk to us about your options.