…if you want the most automated, fuss-free, comfortable experience possible.
—A 7-part series
When buying a pool, you actually can commit the following sins and still have a beautiful swimming environment.
However, if your goal is a truly cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, easy-to-own pool with maximum use and enjoyment, there are seven acts that are best to avoid:
#1. Passing on the automatic cleaner
Sure you could save hundreds of dollars up front on your pool purchase by foregoing an automatic pool sweep—but at what real cost?
Do you really want to spend hours each month scooping leaves and debris from your pool—or staring at dirty water if you don’t. Ask anyone who owns a backyard pool; unless they have an enclosed/indoor pool or an automatic cover used year-round—they will tell you that an automatic pool cleaner is one of the best investments that you can make in your new backyard resort!
It is important to get a cleaner that’s quiet and energy-efficient. It should also be appropriate for your pool and backyard. For example, certain cleaners work better in desert areas where the wind blows sand into pools; others are better for areas where seasonal trees drop leaves into the water. Be sure to ask your pool builder for their recommendation.