San Tan Valley real estate offers a variety of home styles with pools. From lap swimming to diving to sunbathing and everything in between, pools can offer a refreshing reprieve from Arizona’s hot summer temperatures.

If you’re ever talked to a pool owner, you may have heard stories about pool maintenance and upkeep. Just like anything we invest money in, a pool needs to be maintained and serviced to make sure it functions correctly. Regular service can also help identify problems before they become issues. If you know what you’re doing or hire a professional service, keeping your pool in top shape for swimming will be a breeze.

When it comes to pool maintenance, there are many considerations. In Arizona, our weather is one of the biggest. During our mild winters, you still need to maintain your pool, but the needs change slightly from the hot summer months. Our summer weather conditions  can take a toll on the condition of your pool.

The most important thing in a pool is the water. And in the water are chemicals that help to maintain its balance. This is done for a variety of reason including killing algae and bacteria and keeping the pool water bacteria free. Chlorine is the main chemical in any pool’s water chemistry. If you’re a do-it-your-selfer you can study up and easily take care of your pool’s upkeep. It is a time commitment, however, so if you don’t have time to spare, you may want to consider calling in the pros. Just as you would when you’re looking at San Tan Valley real estate.

Another important summer pool upkeep is monsoon aftermath. The strong winds associated with our desert storms can bring in lots of dust and debris. Even if you hire a professional pool service, you will still need to do some cleaning on your own. The day after a storm, it’s always good to do a sweep of your pool to remove large debris. It is also important to check the filters, as well.

There is no question that a home with a pool is a blessing here in Arizona. They provide hours of cool summer fun and add to the beauty of your home.If you have any questions on how to maintain a pool, I can help you locate a reputable pool service. And when you’re in the market for San Tan Valley real estate, contact me, Big Mike. Let me get to work for you so you can relax and enjoy your new home.