Pools can be a wonderful addition to your property, especially if you live in an incredibly warm climate. They can make the hot summers more bearable. However, when you have a pool, you need to be able to maintain it to prevent water damage. Here are some things to know to help you prevent water damage.
One important thing to do to prevent water damage is make sure your pool is installed correctly. This is one of those instances where you really shouldn’t do-it-yourself but rather hire a professional to install your pool. They know the proper way a pool should be hooked up to its plumbing and how far away from the house it needs to be. They can also install drains around the pool. Proper drains are important because in the case of flash floods or heavy rain, your pool could overflow, causing water damage to your house and yard. Installing drains can help prevent that because it gives the excess water a place to go.
Fix Problems Quickly
One of the best things you can do to prevent water damage is to fix problems that arise quickly. For example, a pool motor can take several days to fix or replace. By letting it sit for a long time, it might become a major problem that costs thousands of dollars to replace. Regular maintenance of your pool is one of the best things you can do to keep your pool in good condition and prevent water damage.
Draining Your Pool
While it might seem like a good idea to drain your pool every winter, or every time there’s something minor to fix, doing so can actually cause more harm than good. You might cause cracks to your pool, which could cause the pool to leak into the ground soil. You might even flood your yard which could cause damage to the house if your draining system isn’t working properly. There might even be special restrictions for draining pools in your area. While there are certain cases where it is necessary to drain your pool, you should really only need to drain their pool every 2–3 years, and even then, you should consider calling a professional.
Water damage can be costly to repair, but you can prevent your pool from causing massive problems by making sure that it is installed correctly and maintaining it.
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