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Owning a pool is almost equivalent to leaving a pet at home when you go away on vacation. Okay, it’s a little different, but you know what I mean! A pet needs to be taken care of, fed, and given plenty of attention, just the same as a pool needs to be given the right chemicals, be cleaned, and given plenty of attention.

Mt. Lake Pool & Patio, your local pool service company near Newtown, PA, has got you covered with some tips and tricks to keep your pool beautiful and clean while you are away!

Check Pool Water & Chemical Levels

It’s important that the water is high enough so that the pool’s filter can adequately do its job. We recommend filling the pool a little higher than normal to avoid coming home to pump and filtration problems. Next, check the pool’s chemical levels. This includes pH, chlorine, alkalinity, and calcium hardness. For chlorinated pools, add algaecide, shock, and chlorine tablets or sticks. For a salt pool, add algaecide and turn the salt cell or generator up.

Invest in a Pool Timer

If you’ve ever considered a pool timer, now is the perfect time to get one. If your pool already has a timer, great! It’s recommended to set the pump timer to run for at least 8 – 12 hours every day. This will provide adequate water circulation and filtration for the duration of your vacation.

Ask a Neighbor to Pool Sit

If available, it’s ideal to have a neighbor that wouldn’t mind stopping over once a day to check up on the pool. A basic task list should include:

  • Monitor water levels
  • Check filter pressure and empty skimmer basket
  • Cover/uncover the pool – or skim if there’s no cover
  • Add chemicals if necessary
  • Call Mt. Lake if any problems arise

Hire a Professional Pool Company

If you are not lucky enough to have a neighbor babysit your pool, you can hire Mt. Lake to babysit your pool. This is strongly advisable for extended vacations that last over a week. While you are away, an experienced pool service company taking care of your pool will give you peace of mind and might even improve the pool’s setup by offering expert suggestions.

Mt. Lake Pool & Patio is available throughout the summer for weekly or biweekly pool maintenance services. For inground pool cleaning services in Newtown, PA, and the surrounding areas, we’ve got you covered! Give us a call today to find out everything we have to offer at 215-309-8664.