What Happens to Your Pool When You Don’t Maintain It?

Anybody who has ever had a pool installed on their property knows that it’s no small investment. That’s not to say it won’t pay off—pools offer endless opportunities for fun and relaxation for your family at home or guests of your rental property.

However, to get the most out of your investment, it’s crucial that you learn how to properly take care of it. If you don’t make regular maintenance a priority, or hire someone who will, you’re risking the safety of your swimmers and the long-lasting quality of your pool!

Without regular cleaning and chemical treatments, the water in your pool will become unsanitary.

If you don’t keep up with chemical maintenance for your pool with regular doses of chlorine, algaecide, and other solutions to regulate pH and alkaline levels, you put the health of your swimmers at risk. Balanced chemistry and routine vacuuming, skimming, etc. are key for preventing algae growth.

Once your pool has algae, it becomes a breeding ground for harmful bacteria that contaminates the water. Polluted pool water can cause skin irritation, eye infections, respiratory issues, and other health problems for those who swim in it.

Neglecting your pool can result in costly damage to its structure and pool accessories.

Chemical imbalance and a buildup of dirt, bacteria, and debris can corrode the foundation of your pool and damage vital components—such as the liner, drain, filter, pump, heater—and accessories. A low pH (high acidity) leads to etching, tile cracking, staining and chipping of the finish, and rust that deteriorates any metal parts of your pool.

To keep your pool in ideal working condition and maximize its lifespan, it’s important that you are regularly removing debris, cleaning the filter, treating it chemically, checking the drains, and performing other standard upkeep.

At Aquarius Pools & Spas, we understand that it can be difficult to find the time to clean and maintain your pool as often and as thoroughly as it truly needs.

That is why we offer full-service packages for regular pool and spa care!

Our knowledgeable and experienced team will keep your pool in tip top shape from week to week for you or your renters to enjoy for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about booking our services!