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Is Your Pool Ready for Summer?

Updated: Jan 23, 2022

As the Texas winter slowly draws to an end and brings the warmer weather of spring and summer, you are undoubtedly thinking about the great times about to be had around your outdoor pool. With the approaching opening of your pool for the season, contacting your local Rockwall, TX pool builder Hopkins Custom Pools is in order to ensure that your pool is properly serviced and maintained to extend its life and well-being.

A properly serviced and well-maintained pool ensures that you, your family and your guests can enjoy their days in the water are met with safety in mind. In Texas, your pool winterization like meant pulling the plug and draining the water level down to the bottom of the pool. To get you back up and running for warmer months, Hopkins Custom Pools can help open your pool back up by filling it to the proper level. When filled, we can ensure that the pool has the proper pH balance, correct chlorination levels and they can add algaecide to your pool as well. Pools that are too acidic will corrode the equipment and can cause irritation of the skin in your swimming guests. Pools that are too alkaline will scale on the surface. Hopkins Custom Pools can ensure the correct pH balance between 7.2 – 7.8. A great swim starts with the water itself, and we can help in safeguarding your pool’s water when preparing to open it back up for the warmer months ahead.

On top of the water, proper maintenance of the equipment on your pool is imperative as well. Beginning with the ever-important pump on your pool, it requires regular cleaning of the strainer basket. The O-ring that seals the pump housing should also be inspected and replace if beginning to deteriorate. The filter on your pool also needs regular cleaning and potential maintenance to help ensure clean, clear water in the pool. Pool heaters also require maintenance, whether they run on gas or electricity. The tubes in the heater can get built up with calcium over time, requiring the heater to be disassembled and cleaned.

Regular, routine care is super essential to the life of your pool and safety of your family and guests that go for a dip in your pool. Your friends at Hopkins Custom Pools are not only your local expert custom pool builder, but they are also ready to help ensure that both your water and your pool equipment are set to go for the summer so that you can worry about the more important things in life.


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