The simple act of cleaning your pool on a regular basis can save you from numerous problems and costs. Some of these issues are small, but some can be quite large. If large amounts of debris collect, they can not only make for an unpleasant swimming experience; they can clog or damage your pool’s filter. When you don’t regularly clean your pool, you can allow the build-up of mineral deposits created by hard water, which will damage pool tile and grout. The combination of dead skin, oil, hair, and chemical build up from lack of cleaning may force you to completely drain your pool before its usual 5-7 year cycle.