March 06, 2024

Congratulations on your new home! Along with the excitement of buying a house comes the unexpected joy (or maybe mild panic) of inheriting a pool. Whether you're a first-time pool owner or a seasoned pro, navigating the ins and outs of pool ownership can be a daunting task. But fear not! We're here to guide you through the process and help you make the most of your newfound aquatic oasis. 

Assess the Situation

Before you dive in, take some time to assess the condition of your inherited pool. Is it sparkling clean or in need of some TLC? Check for any visible damage, leaks, or malfunctioning equipment. This initial inspection will give you a better understanding of what needs to be addressed. If need be, make sure to call your local pool servicer to check out your equipment to see what kind of shape it's in and what might need to be replaced.

Get to Know Your Equipment

Familiarize yourself with the pool equipment that comes with your new home. Hayward offers a range of high-quality pool products designed to make maintenance a breeze. From pumps and filters to cleaners and heaters, having the right equipment can streamline the upkeep of your pool and ensure optimal performance.

Invest in Essentials

If your inherited pool is missing any essential equipment or if the existing equipment needs an upgrade, now is the time to invest. Hayward's line of energy-efficient pumps, advanced filtration systems, and innovative automation technology can help you keep your pool clean, safe, and comfortable year-round. This is also the time to determine if you want to invest in any extras, such as AOP sanitizers, salt chlorination or even ambiance-enhancing water features. You can look up your nearest Hayward-authorized retail center here.

Establish a Maintenance Routine

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your pool in tip-top shape. Develop a simple yet effective maintenance routine that includes tasks such as skimming the surface, vacuuming the pool floor, cleaning the filter, and testing the water chemistry. Make surer you choose products and accessories that simplify this process and ensure that your pool stays clean and inviting.

Learn the Basics of Water Chemistry

Maintaining proper water chemistry is essential for a healthy and enjoyable swimming experience. Familiarize yourself with the basics of water chemistry, including pH levels, alkalinity, and sanitizer levels. 

Safety First

Last but certainly not least, prioritize safety. Install a secure pool fence or barrier to prevent accidents, especially if you have young children or pets. Consider investing in additional safety features such as pool alarms, safety covers, and emergency equipment.

Owning a pool can be a rewarding experience, and with the right knowledge and equipment, you can enjoy years of fun and relaxation in your backyard oasis. Remember to take it one step at a time, and don't hesitate to seek professional assistance if needed. Welcome to the wonderful world of pool ownership – we're thrilled to welcome you to the community!