If you have a swimming pool, consider installing a water-motion sensor (surface wave or underwater) to alarm if anyone or a pet falls into your pool.
Open pool for the summer season (cold climates)
This task prepares pool for summer use.
Timing: May (yearly)
Weekly summer pool maintenance
This task helps keep pool water clean and safe.
Timing: Weekly during season. June, July, August, September (yearly)
Winterize the pool (cold climates)
Water expands when it freezes, and will crack fittings, pipes, pumps, etc.
Proper winterization will help avoid unnecessary problems and potentially costly repairs in the spring.
Timing: September (yearly)
Monthly off-season maintenance (cold climates)
This task helps prevent damage to pool cover, liner, walls, etc.
Timing: Monthly during off-season: January, February, March, April, October, November, December (yearly)
Over the winter, the following items should be routinely checked:
Water level: A slow leak in the liner could cause you to loose a lot of water for the pool, resulting in damage to the cover, liner, and walls. If low, add water using a garden hose.
Check cover condition: Be sure cover is still on secure and tight.
Remove debris or water from cover: Pull off accumulated leaves, etc., and pump off accumulated water.
Replace any broken water tubes.
Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
Health & Safety
The benefits of this task are moderately high, and can be very valuable for catching small problems before they become big problems.
The cost of this task is very low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required.
Originally posted at http://www.petermuehlbronner.home-wizard.com/idea/PL_10