Summers are busy, and in south Louisiana, seemingly unending. But as hectic as summer schedules can be, they typically pale in comparison to the approaching fall and holiday seasons. It is during this time of the year that performing maintenance on your pool is very important. While it was likely near the top of your mind as you enjoyed it all summer, it’s easy for this routine to fall to the back burner as school, football games, and other new plans start to pile up. Here are a few tips for maintaining your pool as summer comes to an end, and to make sure that everything is ready to go come next spring.
Topics: Pool Maintenance
Just like your house may need a new coat of paint every few years, it’s not uncommon for your pool’s surface to need an update. This is especially true in south Louisiana, where you can use your pool the majority of the year. This extra activity can take its toll on the gunite walls, floors, steps, and edges that create the structure of your pool. If you’ve noticed any cracks, rough spots, or any other unsightly areas, it may be time to consider replastering or resurfacing your pool. But what exactly does that entail?
To make an omelet you’ve got to break a few eggs. The same is true for building a custom swimming pool, except instead of eggs, you’re going to break ground. This process is called excavation, and here are a few things that you can expect as the ground is being prepared for your new pool.
Whether it’s to relax after a long run, unwind after a long day, or to warm up after a brisk swim; your hot tub serves a lot of purposes. And, while the winter months may make your pool too cold to swim, your adjoined spa can be used year-round. So with no expected off-season, it’s important to keep it clean and well maintained; doing so can save you time and money later. The good news is that maintaining your custom hot tub is pretty simple. Here are a few tips for keeping it clean and in great shape.
You’ve made a checklist as you begin the search for your growing family’s new home. You have done your due diligence, including: meeting with a real estate agent to discuss school districts, convenience to work and shopping, as well as the other intangibles you’re looking for. Finally, your discussion comes to an element that will instantly eliminate many potential homes on your list, a swimming pool. Nationally, only about 10% of homes have swimming pools, and that is accurate for the Baton Rouge market as well.
Topics: Pool Maintenance