Warm weather is officially here! Is your pool area ready for all that comes with Summertime entertaining? Now’s the time to assess your space and determine how to improve it in time for graduation parties, family reunions, holidays, and good old-fashioned pool parties.



First and foremost, you want your pool and the surrounding area to be in good condition for max enjoyment. Some aspects that may require repairs include:

  • Visible cracks
  • Damaged caulk
  • Pool pump leaks

The extent of repairs you need will depend on the thoroughness and effectiveness of your maintenance practices. Lack of regular and proper upkeep could lead to greater expenses for repairs and replacements. Be sure to consider your financing options ahead of time.


No one wants to swim in a dirty pool. Before you or anyone else can enjoy your pool, it’s important to ensure that it’s clean. Depending on your maintenance habits during and after past pool seasons, this aspect of preparing your pool area may not require too much. The main components of cleaning and maintaining your pool, including finding the right PH balance, paying close attention to your pool’s water hardness and mineral content, and water sanitation.

The cleanliness of your pool does not just impact your appearance. It’s also vital to the overall enjoyment and the physical safety of swimmers. Whether inside or outside of the home, cleaning is not the most fun activity, but it does come with the territory of owning anything, including a pool.


A very important aspect of preparing your pool area is ensuring safety. Keep in mind that you are responsible for what happens on your property. As you are working to improve the appearance of your pool oasis, be sure to review water safety guidelines.

Remember, everyone’s safety needs to be taken into consideration, especially more vulnerable ones such as children and pets. If you’re going to allow a pet in the pool, spend time showing them where they need to enter and exit the pool. You also want to ensure that features such as steps and diving boards are safe for use. The last thing you want is someone getting hurt. Safety also includes sun protection. Though many enjoy a dip in the pool, others may simply like to lounge in the pool area.

If you’re a pool owner, your home is likely a popular gathering place when the weather is warm. As you prepare for festivities involving your pool area keep the advice above in mind. Any and all gatherings will exceed expectations given careful consideration and attention to pool repairs, cleanliness, and safety. Happy summer!

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