The physical cleanliness of your pool and its filtration equipment is more important than you think. In fact its crucial. Why? Well let’s look at two points. The physical effects and the chemical implications of a dirty pool. Dirt, soil, sand etc in your pool effects the pH of the water. Usually alkaline it will increase your water’s pH, cause irritation to bathers, inhibit the effectiveness of the chlorine and allow the water to deposit minerals and metals in the pool.
Organic stuff, leaves and the like will leave stains on grout and combine with the chlorine in the pool reducing its effectiveness to kill bacteria. If you allow skimmer baskets to fill with the floating detritus from the pool water’s surface it restricts flow through the filter and reduces the amount of chlorine being administered to the pool from the multi action tablets. Text books tell us up to 80% of the pollution in pool water passes into the skimmers, so they need to be clean, the filtration system will work more effectively.
A lot of pool owners neglect to clean the next filter in line in the pool’s filtration system, the pre-filter. This critical trap catches all the stuff that would damage the pump and block the sand filter system. It strains the water taken from the pool through small holes. Great, but when it blocks or fills with leaves, seeds etc this reduces the flow through the whole system. We clean all filters as part of our weekly visit. The sand filter is the heart of your pool’s cleaning system. It traps smaller particles in the pool water and ensures good water clarity. It needs to regularly cleaned. We backwash the filter when the pressure in the vessel rises or after every Hoover. If the sand becomes so dirty that it restricts the flow, again you are impeding the efficiency of the whole system.
Your pool water’s chemistry and the filtration equipment can only do its job when its clean and free from obstruction. Pre-empt problems by employing a regular cleaning schedule.
Swimming pool chemicals are vital to your pool. There are many products available used to treat swimming pool water, including sanitizers, algaecide, stabilizers, balancers and shocks. If chemicals are imbalanced, it can not only be harmful to swimmers, but also to your filtering system and the pool itself. The best way to save money is to correctly balance your pool water and use less pool chemicals. A pool should look clear and be clean to maintain appropriate levels. A correct pH level is essential. Pool chemicals are serious business! We make sure chemicals are securely stored in the proper environment. We never mix chemicals old, new, variations of the same or different types.