We’re set for a scorcher later this week, which means many of us will be jumping into our pools for probably the first time since Winter began. It’s important to make sure that your pool is healthy and suitable for swimming after months of neglect. What people don’t often realise is that hot days can in fact cause other problems within our pools also. UV rays burn chlorine, allowing bacteria to thrive and algae to grow. An increased number of people within the pool, adds contaminants that may affect PH levels. This is when problems such as throat, eye and ear infections may occur.
Here are some tips to keep your pool healthy this Summer…
1. Test pool water for correct PH Levels.
2. Ensure Chlorine levels are adequate
3. Clean your pool regularly by not just vacuuming but also skimming debri from the top
4. Check your filters and other equipment regularly to ensure they are working correctly
5. Take water samples to your local pool shop for testing. They will be able to advise you on what action needs to be taken to get your pool back to perfect condition
6. Do not over crowd your pool with people and if sick, allow 48 hours before swimming to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria.
By following these steps you can enjoy staying cool throughout what is set to be, a long hot Summer