Having your own custom swimming pool makes your backyard stand out and lets you relax and have fun with your family. When you decide to build a pool, it is important to not only consider your short-term goals but also how you plan to keep your pool clean and looking great for years to come. Regular pool maintenance is essential. Luckily, there are many decisions you can make during the design and building process that will help you care for your pool.
These features help make pool maintenance easier:
Adding chlorine to your water on a regular basis is one of the most important pool maintenance steps. Traditionally, you would add chlorine tabs to your pool skimmer or a floating dispenser. However, this creates corrosive conditions when your pool is not running and may damage your equipment. It also takes more time to ensure that you add the right amount of chlorine and that it distributes properly through your pool.
The QuikDekClor system can simplify how you add chemicals to your pool. We install this at the deck of your pool rather than the equipment pad so you have quick and easy access. It creates even water flow around chlorine tabs and circulates chlorinated water through your pool. This prevents corrosion and may reduce the amount of chemicals needed.
One of the pool features that we highly recommend you install is A&A’s in-floor cleaning system. Unlike conventional systems that only circulate water at the top of your pool, this innovative technology allows water to flow throughout your entire swimming pool. This means your pool pump can do its job more effectively and your pool water stays cleaner for longer.
The A&A system may also reduce the amount of pool chemicals you need to add to sanitize your water. Since the pump can circulate water throughout your whole pool, it distributes chlorine and other chemicals evenly throughout the water, not just at the surface. This means there are no areas of your pool that are left vulnerable to algae growth due to poor sanitation.
This feature also includes cleaning heads that are strategically placed in the floor of your pool. When these pop up, they release a powerful jet of water which pushes any debris toward your skimmer for easy clean-up. This eliminates the need for a robotic pool vacuum, which may be visually distracting. When the cleaning head is not activated, it is very discreet and does not interfere with the aesthetics of your pool.
Your pool pump is the heart of your circulation system. A variable speed pump is the best option to ensure that water flows effectively throughout your whole swimming pool. This translates to energy savings and more efficient pool maintenance. Installing a variable speed pump is also necessary if you want to include the A&A in-floor system.
When you build a pool with Pools by Design, we want to make sure your pool is gorgeous and built to last. We discuss not only features to help your pool look better, but also features that improve its function. This ensures that you will be completely thrilled with your new backyard oasis.