Signs That It’s Time To Have Your Pool Cleaned
As a highly desired luxury, pools are fantastic for raising the value of your Arizona-based property; however, this comes with the responsibility of diligent maintenance. A neglected pool will soon become little more than a pond in time and, with it, any value the pool may have once added to your property will be gone. A filthy pool is incredibly off-putting, so make sure you can identify the signs that it’s time to have your pool cleaned thoroughly.
Filthy & Worn-Out Tile
Unlike regular tile, pool tile is incredibly durable and resistant to contamination or damage. However, the wear and tear of time do eventually take a toll, and the cracks and crevices in between tiles are the perfect places for scum and grime to gather. The tile itself is easily cleaned—lacking any pores for contaminants and dirt to get into—and with the right tools, like a power washer and scrub brushes, you can get between the tile for a nice deep clean. If the tiles have extreme damage or have simply become so worn out that they just look unsightly, and it may be time to replace them entirely.
A very obvious sign that it’s time to have your pool cleaned is if the water turns an odd and unappealing color due to the growth of algae. While the algae typically make the water turn a tinge of green, it can also appear as an even uglier shade of brown-yellow. Even a slight discoloration of the pool water is an indication that it isn’t safe to swim in and should be cleaned immediately. Allowing the algae to fester may also cause damage to pool equipment and components like the jets or filtration system.
Insects & “Swimmers”
Algae itself isn’t the only thing to worry about getting into your pool. These same growths attract insects, critters, and bacteria to your pool. By this time, your pool probably resembles a pond, and it’s more than obvious that you need to drain that swamp and give the pool an extensive and thorough cleaning. After all, you don’t want the sludge and pests to make themselves too comfortable as unwanted residents.