Mistakes to avoid to keep your pool clean all summer long

Presse Santé

Summer is here and you want to enjoy your pool as much as possible. However, keeping a pool clean can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t know what to do.

Don’t clean your pool often

One of the most common mistakes pool owners make is not cleaning their pool regularly. Leaves, insects and other debris can quickly settle into the water, which can cause water quality issues. To avoid this, it is important to clean your pool regularly, at least once a week.

When you have a pool, it is important to keep it clean to avoid the accumulation of algae, debris, and insects that can cause water quality issues. Indeed, dirty and poorly treated water can harm the health of swimmers and damage pool facilities.

For this reason, we recommend that you clean your pool regularly, at least once a week. In addition to maintaining water quality, regular cleaning can also help extend the life of your pool by reducing pollutant production and preventing equipment damage.

It does not balance chemicals well

The balance of chemicals in your swimming pool is not only important to ensure that the water is clean and healthy, but also to prevent serious problems such as algae growth, the formation of mineral deposits and equipment corrosion.

It is therefore important to regularly test pH, alkalinity and chlorine levels, and adjust chemicals accordingly. In addition, regular maintenance of your pool, such as cleaning filters and skimmers, can also help maintain the optimal balance of chemicals in the water.

Remember that adding too many chemicals can also harm human health and the environment, so it’s important to use chemicals responsibly and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Lack of water flow

Another common mistake pool owners make is not having adequate drainage in their pool. This could be due to an incorrect filter pump or a poorly designed piping system. If water does not circulate properly, it can lead to stagnant areas that can become breeding grounds for bacteria and algae.

To avoid this problem, it is important to always check that your filter system is in good working order and that it works long enough every day. You can also consider adding water jets or a waterfall to help with water flow.

Remember that the quality of your pool water can be affected by many factors, such as the chemicals you use to treat it, how often you clean your pool, and how many baths you take. Therefore, we recommend that you regularly test the quality of the pool water and take the necessary steps to maintain a healthy balance of chemicals.

Over-chlorinate water

Chlorine is a common chemical used to disinfect pool water. However, it is important to find a balance between the amount of chlorine needed to kill bacteria and other contaminants and to avoid the unwanted effects of chlorine accumulation.

To keep your pool water clean and clear, you can follow the product instructions and test the chlorine levels regularly. If you use too much chlorine, it can cause water quality issues, such as unbalanced pH levels, cloudy water, strong odor or unpleasant taste. In addition, it can also irritate the skin and eyes of swimmers, which can lead to itching, redness, and pain.

Be sure to maintain proper chlorine levels by using accurate tests to measure chlorine levels and adjust levels accordingly. If you notice that chlorine levels are too high, we recommend that you wait before swimming and let the chlorine dissipate naturally before enjoying your pool. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy clean, clear, and safe pool water for you, your friends, and your family.

Do not cover your pool

Not covering your pool can cause water quality issues. Leaves, insects and other debris can fall into the water and cause problems. In addition, sunlight can cause algae to grow in water. Use a pool cover to keep the water clean and clear.

By avoiding common mistakes, you can keep your pool clean all summer long and enjoy carefree swimming. Enjoy your summer and your swimming pool!

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