What Do We Mean by Pool Shock?

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If you’ve ever been told by a pool specialist that you need to shock your pool, you might have been pretty confused by the mental image of an electric shock to your pool. This isn’t exactly what we mean by pool shock. Rather than literally shocking your pool, we mean a special maintenance solution for your pool instead. Here is some information about pool shock, so you can understand what we mean and how it can benefit your pool.

What Do We Mean by Pool Shock?

What does it mean, and why is it important?
Pool shock is a special maintenance process that we will recommend to customers when they need to destroy any harmful bacteria, algae, and chloramine in the pool that can all make it unsafe for swimming. It entails adding a mixture of chlorine and other pool chemicals to your pool water to oxidize and sanitize the water to make it safe for swimming once more. We can help you determine whether you need the pool shock and what amount of chemicals will be appropriate for your pool.

How often should you shock your pool?
How often you shock your pool depends on different factors, like how often you use your pool, the weather forecast, and any accidents in your pool. If the chlorine levels are too high in your pool and are irritating your eyes and skin, pool shock may be beneficial for lowering those levels. Especially if there are any bodily fluids in your pool, the pool shock can help clean and sanitize your water.

Pool shock can be beneficial for your pool when you know what it is and how to use it. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more.