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  Tips for Pool Owners 

By R & R Pool Care, L.L.C.

Preventive pool maintenance can be performed by looking and listening for warning signs. The idea is to catch problems before they start. 

Here are some helpful tips to extend the life of your pool and your pool equipment.  Following these is a special section for pool owners with children focusing on water safety and drowning prevention.

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  • Regularly trim the trees and shrubs around your pool.  This will minimize the amount of leaves and debris that end up in your pool
  • If your equipment starts making unusual noises or is running louder than normal, shut it off and contact your pool professional
  • Pool Filters - Cloudy water may be an indication that it is time for a filter clean.
  • Energy conservation -  The pool filtration system should run during off-peak hours when electricity demand is lower and less expensive.  For example, off peak in summer is between 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Replace your pool light with LEDs - they use less energy and last longer than incandescent bulbs. 

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Pool Owners with Children - Drowning Prevention 

Foremost tips to prevent drowning and keep children safe over the summer  come from places like the Phoenix Children's Hospital.  These include maintaining supervision at all times, having a 5-foot-tall barrier with a self-closing and self-latching entrance, locking doors (including dog doors) and windows, at social gatherings, and have a designated person be the "Water Watcher," and learn CPR.

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