I stumbled upon this website and so far it looks like there is tons of good information here. My wife and I just bought a new home with a pool in Houston and we are very exited about the upcoming swimming season. We always dreamed of having a home with a pool, but never thought it possible. Finnally it has happened!! The current home owner has done a VERY nice job landscaping and maintaining the pool. While I was there looking at the property the pool guy was actually there cleaning the pool. He told me that this was one of his best kept pools and that the owner has put a lot of work into the landscaping and that everything was it great shape. Anyway on with the questions..
1) Should I keep the pool guy? He takes care of all the mainenance to the pool and pump and comes every Thrusday for $30 bucks a week and he seemed like a nice legit guy. Is it worth this price or should I do it myself? I do enjoy working outdoors in the yard and would expect the same out of working with the pool. Is a pool difficult to keep? I have been looking at the BBB method and I am thinking that is the way to go.
2) What type of impact to the electric bill should I expect to see? Since I have never owned a pool and I do try to live on a budget this would be helpful to know what to expect going into this. Do you know of any energy saving tips that you can share when it comes to pool care?
Again thanks for any help you can offer.
PS where is the spell check?