Atlanta Pool Service
Don’t forget to do these 3 things in 2016 if you are a pool owner in Atlanta
Open Your Pool Earlier Rather Than Later
Atlanta is blessed with relatively warm winters but this can cause problems when it comes to your swimming pool. Most pool owners will wait until the weather becomes warm and spring like to take the cover off and get the pool up and running. The problem is that one or two weeks of warm weather in Atlanta will almost certainly cause an algae bloom in your pool. Once a pool goes green it can cost a lot of time and money to get it clean again. Save yourself a lot of headache in 2016 by opening your pool early (usually late february to mid march). If you do procrastinate then make sure you open the pool at the first sign of spring because waiting juts a few days after the warm weather hits might be too late.
Leave Your Pool Open Year Round
Over half of our Atlanta pool service clients keep their pools open year round. They do this for a few reasons. First, they don’t have to pay for opening the pool and closing the pool each year. Second, they elminate the wear and tearon their pool equipment which is a natural by product of winterization. Third, they get to enjoy the view of their pretty pool water year round (even though they may not actually be swimming in it). Lazy Day actually offers a pretty big discount for those customers who choose to keep their pools open year round.
Watch out for Snakes in the Skimmer
Snake bites have been spiking recently in Georgia. In fact, a friend of mine in the pool industry was bitten by a cotton mouth in 2014 while removing a skimmer basket for cleaning. The bite made him very very ill. It was a scary time for him. Please always use a stick to stir around inside the skimmer basket before trying to remove it by hand. You can also purchase plastic handles that attach to basket which may reduce the risk of being bit. Obviously the best way to prevent yourself from getting bit is to hire a professional to service the pool for you but if you hire someone please make sure that they carry their own insurance in case they are bitten!
I hope this article has given Atlanta pool owners something to think about when it comes to their pool and the 2016 swim season. Please subscribe to recieve quarterly swimming pool updates.
Chris Ward, President
Lazy Day Pools