A central Florida swimming pool to many is their leisure bath, where you often take refuge to relax or simply chill out on warm days. However, how safe is your pool for swimming?
Your swimming pool water really needs to be kept clean and be a safe place. If your pool is not properly maintained it can become susceptible to germs & infections that are many times the result of dirty pool water.
Your pool water often get contaminated by a number of pollutants, such as dust, leaves, chemical wastes, pollen, spores, bacteria, etc. If not checked, these pollutants can cause your pool water to a breeding place for germs and diseases.
A contaminated swimming pool can cause several illnesses such as skin, ear, upper respiratory infections, diarrhea etc. Often flus, grippers, or influenzas spread thru contaminated pool water.
However, proper swimming pool maintenance and sanitation can help prevent most of your infections & diseases. Your swimming pool pump & filter plays vital role in cleaning pool water. The pump circulates water thru the filter to take out mud and other pollutants. Your pump should run at least 10 hrs a day. Your pool filter keeps the pool water clear.
Your plumbing circuit may also contain an electric heater, solar panels, and chemical injector. You should keep checking this pool paraphernalia regularly.
Your swimming pool chemistry is rather-rather important in pool sanitization. Sanitizers are the chemicals that you use to kill bacteria and control algae growth in your swimming pool. Some common sanitizers are chlorine and bromine compounds that must be added to the pool on a regular basis to avert bacterial growth.
You can also make use of an algae inhibitor. You should do it before you have an algae problem. These are commonly available in a liquid form. You can pour it in near the skimmer and distributed to all the areas of the pool.
You should regularly check the chemistry of your pool i.e. the pH level, which is the relative acidity or baseness of your pool water. The standard pH levels should be between 7.2 and 7.6. The water turns acidic, if the pH level is too low. If the pH level is too high, you will notice scale buildup on your tiles. You should use a good swimming pool calculator to check and adjust the quantity of chemicals in your swimming pool.
There are several cleaning and servicing tools to help keep your pool clean as well as used for sanitizing your swimming pool. Your cleaning tools should include:
- wall and floor brush
- vacuum head and hose
- leaf vacuum
- garden hose
- tile brush and soap
- acid spotter
- water testing kits.
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