6 Tips For First Time Pool Owners
First Time Pool Owners
Congratulations first time pool owners! You’ve taken the, pardon our pun, plunge and gotten your very first pool! While you are preparing yourself and your family for some splashing good fun, we want to help make sure that you are fully prepared for the responsibility that comes with a pool. You’re your fun is important, but so is the safety of your family and friends. Today’s article will be a checklist of sorts to make sure that you have all the needed safety items, cleaning knowledge, etc. Let’s get learning!
- This is a bonus item to the list before we get started. All first time pool owners should immediately call Baby Barrier and set up installation of the best pool safety fence. For decades we have helped families make their pools safer!
- Having a top-rate filter is a MUST. You need to keep your pool water clean and clear, and one of the most important parts of that is having a great filter. Your filters will help to purify your pool’s water by getting rid of any debris (such as leaves, bugs, twigs, etc.) before it can mess with the pump that circulates the cleaning chemicals in the water.
- Cleaning should be a top priority. This is connected to the previous point, but a clean pool is a safe pool. You need to keep an eye out for any dirt, algae, microorganisms, debris, and anything else. Having a pool skimmer on hand to remove the big stuff will help with this. Your pool chemistry will also need to be maintained to achieve this cleanliness, and this means keeping an eye out for any cloudy or green spots in the water, mineral buildup, etc. You can always do the cleaning and pool chemistry checking yourself or…
- Pool service companies can make your life ten times easier. Whether you don’t have the time for pool maintenance due to your life pace or you just don’t feel like getting your hands dirty, a pool service company can be very helpful for keeping your pool in perfect shape for swimming. They’ll handle the cleaning and repairs, and maybe even give you a few tips along the way.
- Not having certain features for your pool can be illegal in some states. We’re not talking about the water slide or other fun-enhancing features, but generally the safety features. Remember to check with all state and local ordinances to make sure that you are following all rules and regulations when it comes to what features you need to have for your pool.
- Have life safety tools on hand. There are certain things that you should have at all times to make sure your pool is safe. Have a cover for your pool area when it’s not in use. Always keep a flotation device (or several) nearby and invest in a pool safety hook for an extra measure. Be watchful when out by the pool and remember to take breaks to avoid dehydration or exhaustion.
- Have the right tools for fun in the sun! Remember, having a pool is also about having fun. You should have the equipment for that along with all of your safety measures. Keep a set of water toys, like beach balls and water guns. Have some fun-shaped floaties to lounge on while in the water. If you plan on spending lots of time outside by the pool, maybe get some lounge chairs, tables, and a fire pit. And, as always, remember to WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN.
As a new pool owner, you need to understand that your number one job is to keep the pool a safe place. The fun comes in at a very close second place, though, so enjoy your new pool and your time in the sun. If you have any other pool questions, check out the rest of our blogs!