Common Swimming Pool and Spa Questions

Cost Questions

If you're thinking about installing a swimming pool in your backyard, you're probably weighing all the pros and cons before making your final decision. A common question homeowners ask during the decision process is, "Will a swimming pool increase or decrease the value of my home?" While we'd like to give you a straight, universal answer, it actually depends on several factors. Read about them all here on our blog.

Construction Questions

While the length of every backyard living project varies extremely depending on what features are incorporated inside and outside of the swimming pool, most of the offices at California Pools complete average projects in 8-10 weeks. For larger projects, the process can take closer to 12-16 weeks (3-4 months).

See our Swimming Pool Buyers Guide for a closer look at the full process of building a swimming pool and answer questions you have before buying.

Maintenance Questions

If you are a new swimming pool owner, we recommend reading through our full Maintenance Manual.

Ideally, here are the maintenance tasks a homeowner or hired servicer should do once or twice per week to maintain a clean, cloudy-free, and algae-free swimming pool / spa:

  • Check pH levels
  • Brush walls, steps, and benches
  • Net visible debris
  • Check vacuum for debris; clean if necessary
  • Clean debris out of skimmer
  • Check water pump for debris; clean if necessary
  • Check filter PSI; clean if necessary
    • Your swimming pool filter should typically operate at a certain PSI (pounds per square inch). When the PSI on your filter spikes 10-12 PSI, it is time to do a quick clean on your filter. This process varies depending on the type of filter you have, so please consult an expert before doing this yourself. It is also wise to do a filter breakdown, a thorough, deep clean of the filter, approximately once a year.
  • Check Chlorine levels; adjust if necessary

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