Monthly Pool Service - Corpus Christi, TX
Swimming pool maintenance is something every pool needs, especially here in Corpus Christi. The time range for this maintenance can range from multiple times a week to once every few months. You might be wondering: How much does it cost for a pool guy? What we can tell you is that it costs a lot less for that pool guy than the cost of attempting to be an inexperienced D.I.Y pool repair man, let alone the time it takes. You will see it throughout this site because we want to make sure you are aware; a pool is an investment. When considering if a pool is right for you, it is important to think about not just the upfront costs, but how much upkeep it takes for that pool over the next 10 plus years. If you grasp the principle of recurring costs for pool ownership, then you can feel at ease with knowing that Lone Star Pool Cleaners can take care of the rest. So what is involved in pool maintenance?
Skimming one the traditional pool cleaning services you think of when you hear “pool cleaner.” Pool skimmers are mesh nets attached to a pole that is used to remove any debris that is floating around in your pool. This will need to be done multiple times a week as on any given day leaves, grass, and other debris will find its way into your pool. Ignoring this simple step can lead to clogged drains and pipes. Your skimmer baskets in your pool will also need to be emptied multiple times a week.
The walls, lining, and waterline tile of your pool will acquire buildup over the course of the pool season. Vinyl and concrete pools are more vulnerable to algae growth due to how porous the surface is. To rid yourself of this algae growth & mineral buildup, you will need to have your pool brushed once a week ideally. If you are doing this maintenance yourself, remember to do so before vacuuming. It is also important to grab the correct brush if handling this yourself as your porous surfaces need hard bristle brushes and your impermeable surfaces (Vinyl, Fiberglass, and Tile Pools) will need a soft bristle brush.
Filters should run everyday for both pools and spas. You should be able to set a timer for this one. Not sure how long to run your filter for? A nice trick is to run your filter an additional hour for every additional 10 degrees it is outside. On a 100-degree day (basically all summer) you run your filter for 10 hours. For cooler 80-degree days, run your filter for 8 hours. In addition to running your filters, we encourage you to inspect your pool pump on a weekly basis to ensure that it is functioning properly.
This involves your PH, Calcium Hardness, Chlorine, and Total Alkalinity levels for your pool. If PH levels are too low, pool equipment can begin to corrode. If Chlorine levels begin to sore, swimmers may suffer from skin and eye irritation. The temperature of the water will play a part in knowing what chemicals need to be added, and these chemicals should be checked two to three times per week.
For Maintenance that occurs on a periodic schedule, check out our Pool Repairs page. As pool owners we need to be honest with ourselves here. Most of us do not want to dedicate the time or have the necessary knowledge or patience to properly maintain our swimming pools. The hazards of doing a job incorrectly will always outweigh the cost of contacting a local professional who will do the job correctly. Contact us today to receive a free quote on the job you need completed and allow yourself to relax by the pool you deserve.
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