New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pool

As we begin this new year, many of us are thinking about ways to improve ourselves and our homes. However, as pool owners we tend to do the bare minimum with our pools. This year, make some New Year’s resolutions to take better care of your swimming pool, keep it safer and enjoy it more!

Transform your pool into a all-in-one gym, playground and spa

This year, take more than just a dip in your pool by installing a Fastlane Pro current from Endless Pools. The Fastlane Pro is a current resistance system that can easily be added to a new or existing pool. Fastlane Pro’s easy installation enables you to reinvigorate your backyard pool in just a few hours. With dozens of speed settings, you can enjoy gentle recovery or vigorous cross-training. Fastlane Pro gives you the opportunity to enjoy an uninterrupted swim, a total-body workout, and the benefit of watching your kids have more active pool fun than you ever thought. 

Swim sustainably with eco-friendly pool upgrades 

There are steps you can take to make your pool more eco friendly and reduce its impact in the environment. First of all, you can add a saltwater chlorination system instead of using chlorine tablets or liquid. Salt chlorination is a more natural and convenient method to deliver chlorine to your pool, compared to harsher liquid and solid chemical chlorine that’s used in traditional pools. In addition, you can add a solar cover to your pool. Solar pool covers can be a great way to keep the water clean and warm.

Multi speed and variable speed pumps are often more efficient and use less energy as they can operate at a lower speed for filtration and a higher speed for pool cleaning equipment. Using variable speed pumps custom programmed to your pool’s cleaning, filtration and sanitation requirements will save you hundreds of dollars per year on your energy bills compared to a traditional fixed-speed pump. 

 

Turn your pool into the private oasis you’ve alway wanted 

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to give your pool a refresh. One thing you can do to dramatically change the look of your pool is to resurface it, add new pool coping, or a new pool decking. As well as adding a water feature like a waterfall, fountain or spillover will certainly class up your pool.

Schedule a Pool Health Check 

Getting a health check will help you know that your pool is remaining safe, healthy and in proper working order. A pool technician who has the proper training and accreditation will be able to thoroughly inspect your equipment, and ensure the safety and efficiency of your equipment. They may be able to pick up on smaller faults or damage before it becomes a bigger (and more expensive) issue.

Ensure Your Pool Area is Safe 

Whether you have kids or not, pool safety should always be your top priority. As we’re right at the beginning of the year, now is the perfect time to check whether your pool area is safe. If you do not already have one, a pool fence would be a good addition to your backyard. A four-sided isolation fence (separating the pool area from the house and yard) reduces a child’s risk of drowning 83% compared to having just your property-line fencing. Most importantly, ensure your pool has a compliant drain cover. All public pools and spas are required to have drain grates or covers that meet pool safety standards, but it’s always good to check. 

 

Whether you want to add a Fastlane Pro current system in your pool, be more energy-efficient to save money on rising chlorine prices, give your pool a refresh, schedule regular pool health checks and stay on top of the safety of the pool area, Poolwerx is here to help you make those pool New Year’s resolutions a reality! 

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