The summer heat can make outdoor sports and activities a bit of a struggle... unless there's a pool nearby! Taking a swim is a great way to cool off and get your exercise. Looking to install your first pool this season? Among considering things like pool heaters and thermal covers, you may be overlooking one of the most important aspects of owning a pool: the plumbing!
Professional Plumbing Tips
A lot of water can be lost through your pipes without leaving a trace, especially through your exterior pipes. While fixing up persistent drips and monitoring your sprinklers' intensity level can help keep your summer and autumn water use well-regulated, winter pipes need a bit more care to stop cracks, leaks, and bursts. Here's how:
A lot of plumbing and maintenance happens indoors, like in bathrooms and kitchens. However, there are plenty of outdoor plumbing projects that require your attention and care as well. Sometimes, these projects are easy, do-it-yourself weekend chores, but others may require the experience and knowledge of a professional plumber to function properly and even save you money.
If your house has a pool or extensive landscaping, you probably have an exterior drain to help manage any accidental water overflow. This drain sends excess water to your street's drain, so it doesn't locally flood your property. Unfortunately, that connection fail with backups in your yard or any potential clogs caused by your yard's trees. Prevent clogs in your exterior yard drain to ensure you don't become swamped with a standing water swamp.
Every lawn is unique. Depending on your type of grass, your plants, the shade your house provides, and especially your climate, you might need to change the way you're watering your lawn. This is especially true if you live in an arid part of the country, where over-watering your lawn has a high unit cost and can even result in regulation violations and fines.