Although it may seem like a lot of work, it is definitely worth it to keep your swimming pool and spa in great working order for the sake of enjoying it and for maintaining your investment.
Here are some ways you can make the above to-do list a little bit easier:
If you think your electricity bill is going to go through the roof by running your pool longer, upgrade to energy-efficient equipment like variable speed pumps and motors, which can save up to $400 annually on your electricity bill.
Þ Southern California Edison is giving a $200 rebate if you purchase by December 31, 2011 and install by February 29, 2012.
Þ The Department of Water and Power and other agencies are also providing incentives for making this “green” upgrade.
To make refilling a swimming pool easier, install a swimming pool auto fill device. This saves you the hassle of getting the water hose out and also saves water in the long run. It’s easy to forget you left the hose on only to find that you have overfilled it and wasted water! The auto fill does everything for you so you don’t have to give it a second thought.
To keep the swimming pool clean on a daily basis, invest in an automatic cleaner that works like a trusty vacuum, scurrying around the bottom and the walls of the pool to pick up dirt and debris for you. There are all types to consider with a wide variety of features and pricing to fit all types of needs and budgets. These plug into your skimmer or into the side of your pool if you have a line to do so.
Hire a professional to do what they do best so you can be sure that your chemicals are balanced and your swimming pool and spa are in optimum working order. This helps you relax because you can feel confident that family and friends are enjoying the cleanest pool possible. Having a pool professional at your beck and call is also helpful if anything goes wrong!
Questions and Thoughts
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