Before you open your pool for the summer, you want to be sure it is ready and safe to use. After sitting covered and dirty all fall and winter, it may need quite a bit of cleaning and repairs before it can be safe in which to swim.
However, you may lack the skills, time, and equipment needed to clean and repair it yourself. Instead, you can hire an experienced local swimming pool contractor for these important tasks this year.
Cleaning Out the Grime
After being covered up with a tarp or pool cover for several months, your swimming pool may be full of grime like algae and scum. You cannot reasonably and safely swim in this kind of grime. You need it cleaned out of your pool before you can take your first dive into the water this summer.
However, you do not want to come into contact with the algae, dirt, and other residues in the pool. You also may lack chemicals like bleach that are needed to kill and get rid of harmful bacteria and fungi.
When you hire a pool contractor, however, you can have your pool professionally cleaned. The swimming pool contractor has chemicals that can shock the water and kill harmful elements in it. He or she may use equipment like sponges and specially designed mops or squeegees to get rid of grime on the sides and bottom of the pool so your pool is once again clean and safe to use.
The swimming pool contractor you hire can also determine if there are any repairs that need to be made to your pool before you can swim in it. There may be tears in the lining, for example. The drain may also be clogged or the filter might be damaged and need to be replaced.
The swimming pool contractor might be able to make some or all of the repairs needed to restore your pool back to its usefulness. If he or she cannot make the repairs, your swimming pool contractor can advise you on how to get the repairs made or if you need to buy new equipment like filters before you can use the pool again.
A swimming pool contractor can make sure your pool is safe and clean to use again this summer. He or she can clean out residues like dirt, algae, and grime from the sides and bottom of the pool. Your swimming pool contractor may also be able to make some or all of the needed repairs to it.
For more information, contact a local pool contractor.