How To Service Your Orlando Backyard Pool

Do you love sitting or relaxing by your pool and wonder how to keep that pool looking clear blue and safe to swim in? We’re sharing tips on how to service your Orlando backyard pool! The water is very appealing, and pool parties are popular lets’s not forget they’re a great way to cool off in the heat, exercise, and get some sun! There are thousands of homes in Kissimmee, Orlando, and Davenport with a backyard pool, and we need to know at least some basics of how to care for our pool.

Professional Serving For Rental Properties

When you have your own backyard pool or a rental home in Florida, we recommend using a professionally licensed company to look after your pool. We use the same licensed and insured company for all our rental home pools. This way, we know who to call immediately if something is wrong with anyone’s pool. Suppose your home is under professional home management, and you want to use your pool contractor. In that case, it can be very problematic for any management company with no leverage over them to enforce high standards.

How To Service You Orlando Backyard Pool
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DIY How To Service Your Orlando Backyard Pool

We don’t recommend owners service their rental home pool themselves; there will be liability issues in the event of an alleged accident or sickness that could be blamed on or related to the pool. A skilled professional will be able to check the pool equipment and help keep it maintained properly. It also affords you an extra set of eyes at home each week. The tech can report to the managers if they see anything untoward happening at your home. If you live in your home and want to service it yourself, here’s a checklist of things to do.

  1. Weekly Pool Maintenance ensures clean and safe water
  2. Skim Off Leaves and Debris
  3. Brush Sediment from Pool Walls
  4. Vacuum the Pool
  5. Clean The Skimmer Baskets
  6. Keep Your Pump Running At least Eight Hours A Day
  7. Check The Pool Filter And Clean it As Needed
  8. Check The Pools Pressure
  9. Test Pool Water and Add Chemicals

Screen Enclosure

Screen enclosures are very common in Florida for several reasons and they also provide an excellent barrier against bugs. Cleaning can be a breeze if you have a pool enclosure installed. Your pool will be much cleaner as the screening, AKA netting, will keep a lot of dust, leaves, and debris out of your backyard’s pool area. This helps to keep your pool area much cleaner.  

Pool Safety

Safety in and around the pool is always a major concern and should be a top priority. Children drown in backyard pools yearly; the shimmering water is very appealing to children and can also be dangerous. To comply with health and safety advice, we recommend that you need a warning sign and depth markers mounted in the pool area. These can often be purchased from your local pool supply store. Here are some recommendations from the state about pool safety.

Pool Rules

Adopt pool rules for your pool, such as no children under sixteen should be allowed by the pool without adult supervision. No running, diving, or glass in the pool area, only plastic ware. No animals should be allowed in the pool, as pet hair can ruin your filter. Don’t enter the pool with newly applied sunscreen; let it sink in first. Pool alarms or a child safety fence should also be installed, and the tenants are encouraged to use them if they are damaged or broken to ensure a swift repair or replacement.

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About the author, Anne-Marie McCormack

Anne-Marie McCormack has been a Florida licensed Real Estate Broker since 1996. She has worked as a realtor in property management, rentals and sales in Kissimmee, Davenport, and Orlando, Florida since 1991.

She heads the team at McCormack Realty & Renters Choice Homes and has lots of experience with long-term and short-term rentals and sales. . Anne-Marie owned and operated a short-term-rental, property management company from 1994-2004. Since then McCormack Realty & Renters Choice Homes has focused on long-term rentals and sales of residential, investment homes and vacation homes also known as holiday lets.

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