Do Pools Require A Lot Of Maintenance? By Hawkins
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Does a Pool Require a Lot of Maintenance?

Riverview Pool and Electrical Contractors Serving Tampa

A backyard swimming pool offers relaxation, fun, and a great way to beat the summer heat. However, a pool also requires a significant amount of maintenance to keep it safe, clean, and enjoyable. In this article, we’ll explore the different tasks involved in pool maintenance, which ones the average homeowner can handle, and which ones are better left to a professional pool technician.

Water Chemistry

Regular testing and balancing of the water’s pH, alkalinity, and chlorine levels is necessary to prevent the growth of bacteria and algae. Homeowners are well equipped to handle this with the necessary chemicals and a proper test kit.

Pool Surfaces

Scrubbing the walls and floor of the pool helps to prevent algae buildup and staining. In addition, maintaining the appropriate water level is essential for the skimmers and filters to work properly. Here again, these tasks are relatively easy for the average homeowner.

Filters and Skimmer Baskets

Another task that is fairly simple is tending to the filters and skimmer baskets. The skimmer baskets need to be emptied daily, and the filters require regular backwashing to remove debris and impurities from the water.

Pump and Filter Repair

In order for the filters and pumps to work properly, they require regular maintenance. This is a task best handled by an experienced pool technician. They can spot trouble in these systems and recommend repairs or replacement.

Leak Detection and Repair

Occasionally, your pool may suffer a leak or a crack, which can lead to excess water bills and possible damage to the area surrounding the pool. A trained pool technician will have the tools and experience required to detect leaks as well as the necessary know how to quickly repair them. 

Lighting or Heating Repair

Pool lights add to the ambiance of the pool area, and a pool heater can extend your swimming season, but both of these require maintenance from time to time. Because of the risk of shock when dealing with electricity around water, it’s best to let the professionals handle this job.

Automation Maintenance and Repair

Pool equipment is typically set up with automated elements to make the filtration and other systems work properly. An experienced pool maintenance company will periodically test the automation system and recommend repairs or replacement as needed.


While pool maintenance can sometimes seem like a herculean task, understanding how all of the systems work together and knowing which tasks require professional assistance is key.

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For the best in swimming pool maintenance, trust the experts here at Hawkins Service Company. For over 30 years, we have served the Tampa area. We are experts in all things electrical and have earned an excellent reputation for quality work and outstanding customer service. Our services include commercial and residential electrical, plumbing, and HVAC sales, installation, and service. Our team of licensed and highly trained professionals have hundreds of years of combined experience and can help you with any service issues related to your home or business. We are dedicated to excellence, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure that your needs are met.

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