While pools are a great source of fun and long-lasting memories, they do come with big responsibilities. Properly caring for your pool plays a huge role in the longevity of your pool, as well as the water quality and efficiency. Knowing what it takes to maintain your pool is an integral part of pool ownership and with the right tips, and professional help, you can keep your pool well-maintained for years to come. 

Importance of Balanced Water Chemistry

One of the vital reasons for proper pool maintenance is to keep the water chemistry balanced. While it’s not fun to think about, pool water does contain a lot of contaminants such as human sweat, deodorants, sunscreen, hair strands, and other elements that make it dirty.  Your pool’s water chemistry needs to be correctly balanced to ensure the water is clean and safe to swim in. 

Balanced water chemistry reduces several issues such as irritation on your skin and eyes during swimming, not to mention damage to your pool equipment and pool surface. Regularly cleaning and maintaining your pool keeps the water clean and safe for everyone to swim in, making swimming more fun and exciting.

Keep Your Pool Clean

In addition to balanced water chemistry, how clean you keep your pool will affect how it functions. Skim your pool on a daily basis and be sure to maintain a regular cleaning schedule. Brush the walls and tile line, and vacuum the pool walls and floor. Not only will this keep debris out of your pool and keep your water clear, but it will also help protect your pool equipment from damage. 

Automatic pool cleaners are a great investment as they significantly reduce your cleaning time, giving you more time in the water rather than caring for it!

Care for Your Pool Equipment

Your pool equipment is the heart of your pool. If it’s not properly cared for then your pool will not operate correctly, which can lead to very expensive repairs down the road. Your pool equipment, such as filters, pumps, heaters, salt chlorine generators, and chemical feeders, is prone to normal wear and tear over the years. However, regular care and maintenance keep your pool equipment in optimal working condition and extends its lifespan.

What Happens if You Don’t Maintain Your Pool?

So, what happens if you don’t properly maintain your pool?  If you neglect your pool, dust, dirt, and debris may build up and clog its filters, affecting your pool’s optimal functionality and leading to expensive repairs. Besides blockage of vital pool equipment, neglected pools also experience increased wear, tear, and equipment failure resulting in expensive repairs and replacements.

If you don’t clean your pool and maintain the water balance, the dirty water will also create a breeding ground for algae, not only giving it a green appearance but making it unsafe to swim. 

Your Rio Grande Pool Care Experts

Although it can be tempting to handle all your pool care and maintenance on your own, there are many benefits to hiring a professional pool service company, including regular pool equipment inspection and early detection of underlying issues before they become bigger problems. 

Pool ownership is meant to be enjoyed, and the pool service professionals at Hamlin Pools look forward to bringing our knowledge and experience to your backyard so you can have a worry-free pool ownership experience. Give us a call to schedule your pool service appointment today. 


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 in 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.