Although it may be tempting to just jump into your pool whenever you’d like, certain precautions need to be taken. One of the most important aspects of maintaining your pool is keeping a close eye on the chemical levels. Your pool chemicals are used to maintain the water balance. Without proper water balance, your pool can have many problems, such as:
- Algae growth
- Corrosion of pool equipment and surfaces
- Stains on pool surfaces
- Cloudy water
The chemicals in your pool need to be properly balanced, not only to keep your pool looking clean and inviting, but also to make sure it is a safe place for everyone entering the pool. As swimmers use the pool bacteria, oil, dirt, and more enter the pool and can impact the water balance. Without proper water balance, swimmers may experience problems as well, such as skin irritation and burning and other problems. Keeping a good supply of test strips on hand to check the chemical levels is very important. Typically, checking the chemicals on a weekly basis is adequate. However, it’s also good to test them after a large storm or if you’ve had a big gathering in your pool with a lot of people coming in and out.
Maintaining proper balance of your pool chemicals will help make your pool a safe and enjoyable place for all and can increase the longevity of your pool. Talk to any pf our experts at Carolina Pool Builders, Inc. to learn more about how to best maintain your pool chemicals.