It’s no secret that a swimming pool can be a breeding ground for bacteria and algae. Outdoor aboveground and in ground pools are exposed to the elements. Dirt, debris, animals and swimmers are all things that lead to contamination. It’s more important than ever to properly maintain your swimming pool, not just for clear water, but for better health.
You’ve probably heard lots of stories about people getting sore eyes, rashes, even ear infections from swimming in domestic pools. Chlorine is often blamed for this. But the truth is that it’s all got to do with good pool maintenance. If the water in your pool is properly sanitized, then you’ll always have a healthy swimming pool. You just need to know what pool maintenance is all about, and then set up a good maintenance program for your pool.
Like everything in life, prevention is better than cure. So if you want to be sure you do have a healthy swimming pool, you need to maintain the water and keep it healthy. It’s always a good idea to consider a weekly swimming maintenance package offered by companies like us. We will take the responsibility, together with all the drudgery, of keeping your pool clean, and will ensure that you always have a healthy swimming pool.
Importance of a Balanced Pool
One of the most important steps of swimming pool maintenance is water balance. Generally, understanding water balance can also be one of the most confusing processes of pool maintenance. Because of its complexity, some new pool owners may not know everything they have to do to keep their pool water safe, comfortable and corrosion free. Below are a few of the reasons why having a balanced swimming pool is so important:
If you are using either a salt based pool producing chlorine or a chlorine based tablet pool, then your pH needs to be correct. If pool water is not balanced correctly, then the chlorine sanitizer won't be working at full strength killing germs and bacteria.
Your water balance needs to be correct or it will affect your skin and eyes. The pH should be neither too acidic nor basic in order to feel comfortable.
An imbalanced pool can be corrosive to the liner, ladders and hand rail and other equipment such as the pump.
The other key to pool cleanliness, then, lies in keeping outside contaminants from invading the water. Dirt, debris, cosmetic products, animal fur, insects, and other organic matter cannot be allowed to build up in any pool. In the event they are introduced, these things should be removed as soon and as thoroughly as possible.