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 In Lifestyle Property Management

Maintenance tips to keep your pool at its best

To ensure your pool is most enjoyable and in good condition when the weather starts heating up, we encourage frequent maintenance throughout the year.

Many of our rental homes offer the luxury of a pool, which is ideal for the coming summer months. To ensure your pool is most enjoyable and in good condition when the weather starts heating up, we encourage frequent maintenance throughout the year.

‘The arrangement of pool maintenance is unique to every tenancy,’ says Marshall White Property Manager, Jayde Lewis.

‘Your agreement should consider variants such as cleaning chemicals, how the pool is heated and what equipment is required for upkeep. Upon leasing a property, we always discuss these variants with tenants.’

To keep your pool looking and performing at its best, these are our top suggestions:

  • Regularly check that the water level is correct. If the water level falls more than a third below the top of the skimmer box this can have a negative effect on the pump. Tenants may be liable for any damages caused to the pump mechanism.
  • Cleaning the skimmer box weekly will ensure the filtration system is working optimally. We suggest emptying the contents into a bin instead of the garden, to prevent the waste from flowing back into the pool when the moisture dries.
  • Keep safety gates clear of any obstructions to ensure they close effectively. This is an important safety requirement for the benefit of the tenant.
  • Do not add extra chemicals unless advised and approved to do so by your property manager. Adding unnecessary chemicals may have toxic or degrading effects.
  • Be aware of how your pool’s heater operates, so you will easily be able to tell if it malfunctions. Your agent can inform you of what type of heating the pool uses and how it should be best looked after.

‘Looking after your pool throughout the year is much easier and more effective than rushing to get it ready for the first day of summer. Keeping your pool safe for use is our top priority.’

‘Pool safety and maintenance is something we take seriously,’ says Jayde, ‘because at the end of the day, keeping this asset functioning optimally will benefit both landlord and tenant. Looking after your pool throughout the year is much easier and more effective than rushing to get it ready for the first day of summer. Keeping your pool safe for use is our top priority.’

The Victorian Building Authority advises that it is the home owner’s responsibility to install a safety barrier. Your property manager is responsible for requesting this from the landlord. Once the barrier has been installed, a certificate of final inspection will be provided to the home owner upon completion.

More information on pool safety laws can also be found online here.

If you have any queries regarding pool safety and maintenance in your rental property, please contact the Marshall White Property Management Team. You can reach us on (03) 9822 8711 and we will be happy to assist.

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