All across Rio Grande Valley, people are preparing their pools for heavy use during the upcoming spring and summer seasons. The first step in this process: getting your pool back in tip-top shape by performing a few swimming pool maintenance duties that will help keep your pool clean and healthy all season.


Check Your Water Levels

It’s always important to check your water levels. Swimming pools are constantly losing water due to evaporation and if you haven’t checked it in a while it could be pretty low. So do a check now and make sure you have the proper water level in your pool.


Take Care of the Equipment

Inspect your pump and lubricate or replace any o-rings needing some extra attention. Now is also an excellent time to inspect your pool’s plumbing connections, and to visually inspect all of the other equipment:

  • The filter
  • The heater
  • Lights
  • Automation systems

Once visually inspected, power on the equipment and look for any drips or leaks. Continue to replace any o-rings as necessary.


Run Your Pump

Proper pool chemistry is essential in keeping your waters clean and pristine. Before leaping into your pool, an important part of swimming pool maintenance is running the pump for several hours to ensure that the pool chemicals are adequately circulated.

If you’re needing a bit more help revving up your pool for spring or would like the trained eye of a Hamlin Pools professional to ensure your pool is safe and spring-ready, check out how the Hamlin Pools service department can help.



Since 1952, Hamlin Pools has been a family-owned and operated pool company serving the Rio Grande Valley, including McAllen, Mission, Brownsville, Harlingen, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi. Hamlin Pools is the largest pool builder south of San Antonio and is proud to have built nearly 4,000 swimming pools for its customers.

Hamlin Pools is an industry leader combining innovative designs with construction know-how. Through an extensive network built over the past 5 decades of building swimming pools in the Rio Grande Valley, Hamlin Pools has the ability to deliver a better pool at a better price. Hamlin Pools also does pool renovations, pool remodels, outdoor living, custom outdoor kitchens, weekly pool maintenance, pool equipment repair, pool chemical retail sales, and commercial pool construction.

Hamlin Pools, with its main office Pharr, has received numerous awards for pool design and construction and are members of every major industry group dedicated to upholding high pool construction and service standards. Contact them today about building the backyard of your dreams.