Common Swimming Pool Myths: Experts Tell All

common swimming pool myths

There’s a bunch of false information out there about pools that can steer a lot of people away. We don’t want that to stop you from building the pool you’ve always wanted. 

As pool experts, our team at York Companies has heard a lot of common swimming pool myths swirling around the Kansas City area. But don’t worry! We’re here to outline some of those myths and explain exactly why they aren’t true. 

Pools can’t be used all year round

Eh, not quite. First, you can always get a heating system for your outdoor pool to keep things nice and warm even as the weather cools off. Remember, this is your pool, so you don’t have to follow the same “closed by Labor Day” rules as everyone else. Plus, if you’re really worried about the weather, you can always opt for an indoor pool.

Pool maintenance is too much work

Yes, it takes work to maintain a pool, but it’s not anything astronomical. As long as you clean your pool once a week and clean out debris as you see it, you won’t have to worry about taking hours to scrub away built up dirt and grom. There are also automated bots and other hands-free cleaning options that do some of the work for you!

Chlorine is bad for your skin and hair

Chlorine can be bad for your skin and hair if you put too much into your pool. The thing is, if you keep an eye out on pH levels and make sure everything is balanced, you shouldn’t have to worry about the chlorine damaging your skin and hair. Plus, if you’re super concerned, you can try out a saltwater pool (saltwater pools do have a little bit of chlorine still). 

Fiberglass pools aren’t as nice as concrete

We get this one quite often, and that’s mainly because people know more about concrete pools than fiberglass pools. Here’s the truth: fiberglass pools are just as nice as a concrete pool. In fact, most people can’t tell the difference! As a bonus, fiberglass pools don’t take nearly as long to install and they won’t crack like concrete does. 

York Companies has got your pool needs

If you’re looking for more information on common pool myths, York Companies is here to help! We are KC’s go-to shop for pools, decks, and outdoor living. We work with you from start to finish to ensure that we bring your dream to life. 

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