New Pool Owner Mistakes that Destroy Pool Equipment

Check out these new pool owner mistakes that destroy pool equipment.

Check out these new pool owner mistakes that destroy pool equipment.

Pool ownership can be fun and easy if taught how to take care of a pool properly. If you are not well informed on how to care for your pool or pool equipment, it can result in unfortunate and expensive consequences. Continue reading to learn about mistakes new pool owners make and how to avoid them.

Balancing Chemicals

There are four different major elements to balancing a pool. They are all equally important as having an imbalance in one will affect all of the others. Incorrect pH levels can ruin the filter, pump, heater, maintenance equipment, and more. Alkalinity, your pH buffer, helps maintain pH and water clarity among other things.

In addition to monitoring pH and alkalinity levels, it’s also crucial to monitor calcium hardness. Low or high calcium will cause issues with corrosion or etching of concrete as well as other issues. Chlorine, being the most obvious part of balancing, is used to keep the pool sanitary. Low or even high chlorine can cause your pH to change and cause damage to the pool.  Regular water testing is the key to keeping a well-balanced pool.

Inadequate Pool Equipment

When a pool is installed it is imperative to correctly size the pool equipment. If the pump and filter are too small, the water will not circulate as it should and water issues may occur.

Pool Maintenance with Regina Pools & Spas

Let us help you maintain your pool this year! Our service team is here to help! At Regina Pools & Spas, located in Timonium, MD, customers have designed the way our business is run and have shaped our unique service philosophy: “Do it when they want, the way they want, and with what they want.” We hope to care for each person throughout the many years that they enjoy our products. We have an outstanding record with Maryland Home Improvement Commission and have won diverse awards and recognitions for our pools and spas, including being the first Maryland pool company in the Aqua 100 Hall of Fame. Stop by our showroom or contact us by calling 410-252-5116 or emailing Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, and Houzz!


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