Basic maintenance that must be done to the pool
Swimming pools are among the nicest and most satisfying things a person can own, but as with all things, if you want them to last, you must maintain them. Having a pool built at your home isn’t the end of the story, it requires careful and regular maintenance to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible for a long as possible. It would be a horrible shame to have your pool break down and be unusable because of a problem that would have easily been prevented by simple maintenance procedures.
Here are some actions we recommend you take in order to protect your pool:
Cover the pool.
This may seem obvious, but it’s a good idea to cover your pool when you aren’t using it. A cover protects the pool from objects (and animals) falling in, helps to reduce water loss due to evaporation, and helps to control the temperature of the water, saving you money on pool heating bills.
Clean the pool filter.
Cleaning the pool filter is paramount to ensuring your pool is well maintained. The filter is responsible for cleaning your pool, so it’s important that this is working effectively. For the best results, clean it every few months or after a bad storm – objects can get lodged and cause the filter to break.
While these are fairly basic things that you can do yourself, we recommend using experts, even if only occasionally. With an expert, you get the benefit of having a professional assessment of the condition of your entire pool.
Here at Metro Cúbico, we offer an extensive pool maintenance service that includes routine inspections, cleaning, and preventative measures. We’re based in San José, Costa Rica and cater to private pools, commercial hotel pools, gyms, and country club resorts.
Part of our service includes performing more technical checks than the ones listed above that may require more specialized equipment and knowledge. For example, we check the chemistry of your pool to ensure the pH and chlorine levels are ideal. The pH level affects the activity level of the chlorine. The higher the pH, the less active the chlorine becomes – meaning more chlorine needs to be added. If your pH is under control, you’ll need to use less chlorine, and this can save you money in the long run.
On top of this, our maintenance service includes providing and installing replacements for any parts of your pool that may go wrong.
When you hire a professional, not only do you save time and effort, you also gain peace of mind. Metro Cúbico is one of the finest pool construction and maintenance companies in Costa Rica, and we pride ourselves on our ability to make every pool run optimally for years and years. We only source the highest quality products from the best brands available, such as Pentair, AquaStar, Hayward and more!