Tips & Advice
How can someone clean a pool enclosure?
You can use everyday items to clean a pool enclosure. To remove dirt and grime, use dish soap and lukewarm water, applied with a soft brush. For more stubborn stains, a soft sponge can be used to tackle the dirty area. If there is mold or algae present, a mild solution of bleach and water can clean the enclosure.
What is a retractable pool enclosure?
With a retractable pool enclosure, the roof of the structure can be removed for an open-air experience when the pool is in use. Some retractable pool enclosures can be opened manually. Others are motorized, allowing you to remove the enclosure's roof at the touch of a button. Some retractable pool enclosures are low, with roofs that are just a couple of feet above the pool. Others are much higher; some of these structures are as tall as the ceilings in your home.
How can someone maintain pool enclosures?
To maintain a pool enclosure, it's important to clean it on a regular basis. Periodically inspect the enclosure to make sure all its parts are in good working order. Follow all operational guidelines recommended by the manufacturer. Also, avoid putting weight of any kind on the enclosure, since this can strain the joints and could eventually result in a dangerous collapse.
What are the benefits of pool enclosures?
Pool enclosures provide several key benefits, including boosting safety, since they can prevent children and pets from falling into the pool. They can protect your pool from debris, and can provide a greater level of privacy when the pool is in use. Also, certain types of pool enclosures can help keep the r pool water warm, even in colder weather.
How much does it cost to install a pool enclosure?
On average, it costs about $7,400 to install a pool enclosure, but the cost can vary based on the type of enclosure being built. Pool enclosure installation costs range from a low of $450 to a high of $19,000 or more. Some of these structures enclose only the pool, while others enclose a the surrounding pool deck area.
What supplies are needed for pool cleaning?
Essential pool cleaning supplies include a skimmer, pool brushes, a telescopic pool pole, and a vacuum. A water test kit is also essential, as it allows you to gauge the water quality and add solutions/chemicals as needed to balance the water. If you have a saltwater pool, you won’t add compound chlorine, but it will still require chemicals, as well as needing to be super-chlorinated (aka “shocked”) once a week.
What are the benefits of a saltwater pool?
The primary benefits of a saltwater pool are that the water is less harsh/irritating to skin and eyes than a chlorine-treated pool--and free of the chemical chlorine smell. Also, saltwater pools are less expensive upfront at the time of installation. (However, saltwater pools tend to be more expensive to maintain.) Saltwater pool still require regular upkeep--daily skimming, but they require less complex routines in terms of chemical monitoring and balancing. Weekly monitoring is just for three things: free chlorine, cyanuric acid stabilizer, and pH.
What is an automatic pool cleaner?
An automatic pool cleaner vacuums debris and dirt from the pool and brushes the surfaces clean. The basic models have a suction nozzle and a hose, and connect to the pool’s strainer basket and filter. These are suction-side or pressure-side pool cleaners. Robotic pool cleaners, which are used to clean larger pools, are self-contained and much more expensive. The appeal of all automatic pool cleaners is that they work with little to no human supervision.
How much does it cost to maintain a residential swimming pool?
Maintaining a residential swimming pool typically costs $150-$250 per month for DIY maintenance/cleaning. The cost of running the filter pump is additional. This increases by around $100-$200 a month for professional cleaning, and $100-200 if you need to keep it heated. If you only use your pool during certain seasons, it costs a few-hundred dollars to “open” it for the swimming season (a heavy clean and professional water balance).
How often does a swimming pool need to be cleaned?
A swimming pool needs to be cleaned once a week. Some people maintain it much more painstakingly--skimming every other day, brushing algae-prone areas twice weekly, and vacuuming more than once weekly. Do not forget to clean the pool pumps thoroughly every couple months.