Pools are an important to help you stay cool during the hot Georgia summers. If you’re thinking of doing some renovations or pool repairs in Alpharetta for either aesthetic or functional purposes (or both), you may be wondering what the best time of year to do this is. Here are a few reasons it’s a good idea to have pool services in Alpharetta done in the fall.
Reasons to Renovate
Before you decide exactly when to call the professionals to repair or renovate your pool, it’s important to know why you might want to renovate. Pumps and filters see a lot of wear and tear, so you’ll want the professionals to look at your equipment and see if any major repairs or replacements are needed. Also, structural components and accessories may need to be replaced. Some homeowners choose to renovate because the size or shape of the pool is no longer functional for the type of use the pool sees. And in other cases, aesthetics may be the main driving force behind renovating the pool.
Resurfacing or Replastering
If the plaster on your pool is stained, rough, or peeling you should probably think about replastering or resurfacing your pool. Stains or etching on the surface of the pool may be due to how the plaster was applied, or the conditions under which it was applied. However, if stains and etching are widespread, your best bet is to replaster the entire pool. The best time to do this is when the weather is humid, yet cooler than the summer. This will ensure the plaster dries at an appropriate rate and not too quickly.
Pool Closing Time
Another good reason to renovate or repair your pool in the fall is because you’re probably going to close the pool for the season anyway. Renovating in the fall means that you won’t have to wait for renovations to be complete before opening your pool in the late spring. Repair and renovation time can vary widely, so if possible, you’ll want to avoid starting any major repairs during the summer when your pool would normally see the most use.
Get Scheduled Early
A great pool company is going to get booked early for repairs and renovations. Scheduling your pool services for the fall makes it less likely that you’ll have to compete with others to get quality work done on your pool. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that your pool repairs will get pushed further back in the year, meaning you may be delayed in opening your pool.