Homes with Pools in Louisville KY
Homes With Pools in Louisville
Thinking of buying a home in Louisville with a pre existing pool or hot tub? If so, there are some things you need to know to ensure they continue to run smoothly.
First, get an inspection. Your local pool professional should be able to send someone out to your home to check the integrity of the structure of your pool and hot tub and let you know how much "life it has left" in it.
Next, as the new owner of a hot tub, you want a fresh start so that it's YOUR hot tub. Start by cleaning the plumbing, changing the filter and draining the water (be sure to turn the power to the hot tub off before you drain it). Once it's empty, wipe down the walls and seats with a hot tub cleaning product. After the filter has been replaced and the tub has been cleaned, you can refill the tub back up to the skimmer level.
Now, that your hot tub is clean and brand new to you, you'll want the water to stay clean and healthy. This means having the right balance of chemicals in the water.
Bring a sample of the water, as well as any chemicals the previous homeowners left behind, to your local pool professional. They can analyze the water and how to use the chemicals to keep the water in balance. You must use a proper sanitizer, chlorine or bromine, to kill the bacteria in the water (water treatment systems will not kill the bacteria). They will help to keep the ph, alkalinity and hardness levels balanced as well. Make certain to only use chemicals, cleaning products and scents that are specifically approved for hot tub use.
If you've become the new owner of a pool, YIPEE! How fun that will be. To get the best use of your pool, you first need to familiarize yourself with the pool's equipment. Your pool will have a pump and filter to help remove debris from the water. Your pool may use chlorine pucks to keep the water clean or you may have a salt water system. Whatever the case, you will need to make sure that you have the appropriate chemicals to keep your pool's water healthy and clean.
Again, bring a water sample to your local pool professional to be analyzed. If you are not using an automatic chlorinator, the staff will probably highly recommend installing one. Keeping the chlorine, ph, alkaline, stabilizer and hardness levels balanced is super important for keeping the water clean. If the chemical levels are too high or too low, you could damage your liner, equipment, pool heater and pose a health risk to swimmers.