08 May Filtration and Sanitation: How to Save Money in the Long Run
Did you know that filtration and sanitation are the two biggest costs involved with maintaining your concrete pool?
When it comes to constructing a custom designed and stunning new concrete pool, it should come as no surprise that the key to keeping it in pristine condition all year round is through filtration and sanitation. While in many cases ongoing maintenance simply translates to manual labor and additional costs, if you plan accordingly, you can save yourself those out of pocket expenses in the long run.
At Mainstream Pools, our qualified team has the necessary skills and expertise to build you the pool of your dreams that suits your lifestyle and budget. Through incorporating your design vision with Mainstream Pools expertise, we can construct a premium quality pool that won’t leave you out of pocket in the long run.
It all starts during the early stages of planning the design. Believe it or not the size, property landscape, weather conditions and location of the pool will all play a detrimental role in determining the costs involved in maintaining the quality of your pool for years to come.
Filtration and sanitation involves using a pump to circulate pool water. This continual cycle works by pumping water through the filtering and chemical treatment systems and back out again. This allows for the pool water to remain dirt, debris and bacteria-free, making it a safe place to swim. However, the amount of filtration your pool needs is influenced by a number of factors, which can be the difference from a cost-effective investment or a long-term burden:
It makes sense – the smaller the pool, the less time needed to pump the required amount of water to keep the pool healthy and clean. If you want a larger pool, keep in mind the additional costs of sanitizing the pool.
If you live in a relatively cool climate or would like to be able to use your pool during the winter months, you’re most likely going to require pool heating. While this does have many benefits and allows you to get the most out of your pool all year round, it’s important to consider the extra costs involved in heating the pool as it requires more pumping, which will in turn use more electricity.
When it comes to finding the perfect location in your backyard to construct the pool of your dreams, it’s important to find a spot with the least amount of breeze, or where the wind is blocked off by shrubbery or infrastructure. While the breeze is ideal for our Humid Queensland summers, your bank account will thank you later.
Why, you may ask? With cross breeze, sanitation chemicals will become less effective, which means more pumping will be needed.
Pool Pump selection
Pool pumps will vary depending on the size of your pool. Whether it’s a large family pool or a small lap pool, thorough consideration should go into selecting the right sized pump for your design and layout.
If the pool pump isn’t the right size for your particular pool, you’ll find it will either use an unnecessary amount of energy or it will have to run for longer to get the job done – both resulting in more money.
At Mainstream Pools, we understand that a pool is more than just a place to cool down; it is a work of art that can enhance the aesthetics and value of your home for years to come. However, if the job is not done right, you could be forking out unnecessary amounts in the long run to maintain the quality of your pool.
The team behind Mainstream Pools pride themselves on their honest, reliable and premium quality work and expertise. If you’re looking for pool builders who will construct the pool of your dreams today, and help you save on costs tomorrow, give us a call today on (07) 3806 5407.