What Should I Know About My New In-Ground Pool?
July 8, 2013 6:58 AM Subscribe
So we just bought a house with an in-ground chlorine pool. And we know basically NOTHING about pool maintenance. Can you help school us?
posted by joelhunt to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We are looking for general maintenance info, good online resources (if available), and pro-tips on pool safety (we have two small children aged 2 and 5) or any other aspect of pool life we may not have considered. Bonus points for any information on whether a conversion to a salt-water pool is a good thing to consider down the road.
Details: Pool is 14 ft deep at the deep end. We live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, so the pool will be in use from like June to early September each year. The pool is virtually all of the backyard, so is not individually fenced, but the backyard itself is fenced. Basically, we will be treating the entire backyard (pool and patio area) as the pool, and the kids will not have access without a parent for any reason for the forseeable future. Both kids have been in swimming lessons since they were about 7 months old, and will continue to take lessons. They wear lifejackets when enjoying supervised swims.