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How much time does it take to maintain a swimming pool?

Posted by Josh Bush on Mon, Apr 11, 2011 @ 15:04 PM

Hayward Pool Cleaner resized 600One of the most frequent questions that I have asked to me is, "How much time do I have to spend maintaining my swimming pool?"  I hear stories all the time of people that have had a neighbor, friend or a relative that tell them that they hate their pool because of the amount of money and time that it takes to maintain their pool.  I certainly feel their pain in this area, but with technology advancing with different pool cleaners, salt systems, and vast improvements with the fiberglass pool manufacturers, this is no longer a problem.  The one problem that I find from those that have this complaint is the fact that they don't check their pool chemicals weekly and really don't mess with the pool until it starts turning green on them.

We install fiberglass pools only, mainly due to the question that this article is being written for.  There is no other pool available that is easier to maintain than a fiberglass pool.  Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Fiberglass pools are not a pourous material. (no bacteria and algea bleeding through from the backside of the pool)
  2. The side walls of the pool are slick and are hard for algea to form on.

We install salt systems and automatic pool cleaners on all of our pools.  We include these two upgrades with others to ease the burden of maintaining a swimming pool from the consumer.  My consumers spend less than 30 min. a week to maintain their pool.  We want to enjoy our pool with family and friends, not take care of it so this can happen.  Don't let the myth of pools being a hassle turn you from one of the best investments you can have.  What price can you put on spending more time with the ones that you love.

Tags: fiberglass pool advantages, Pool Upgrades, Pool Maintenance