Is it important to keep your pool clean? Duh.

Is it important to keep your pool clean? Duh.

In Australia, Europe and the United States and other regions, when it comes to swimming pools, what comes to mind is the private swimming pool located at the door of the house. For most swimming pool owners, daily cleaning and maintenance is far more complicated than taking care of the yard, which is time-consuming and expensive - so a big project.

But if you don't maintain your swimming pool or spa pool, when the water quality deteriorates, the energy and money you need to spend will be several times that of immediate action, and will affect the health of you and your family at the same time.

In the maintenance of the swimming pool,

It's not only important to keep the chemical part in balance (such as maintaining the acid-base balance, the content of chlorine and other necessary chemical components is kept at an average level),

but also important to keep the physical part is good (such as the regular cleaning of the filter, the vacuuming of the swimming pool wait).

1. The swimming pool looks crystal clear, but is this water healthy and safe?

Maybe your pool or spa looks crystal clear, but is it really?

It is not enough to judge the quality of swimming pool water quality by visual inspection alone, also necessary to measure the pH of the water and the content of chloride ions - It's easy to overlook, but it's a water-critical option.

If one of the reasons you bought a house in the first place was to look at the matching swimming pool, then routine testing of the water quality of the swimming pool is an indispensable choice in your daily maintenance.

Here, we recommend that you test your water quality at least once a week to ensure it is healthy and suitable for human skin contact.

  • Create a comfortable and healthy swimming environment

When the acid-base balance of your swimming pool is out of balance, whether it is acidic or alkaline, it is not good for the health of swimmers.

The skin and eyes are the most vulnerable parts of the body when you are in close contact with the swimming pool. If there is a problem with the water quality in the swimming pool, there is a high chance of developing eye and skin diseases.

The human eye is the most delicate organ. When exposed to acid-base imbalance or polluted water, it is easy to suffer from acute conjunctivitis commonly known as "pink eye" or epidemic keratitis. The skin, as the largest organ of the human body, has the largest area in contact with water and is caused by poor water quality, which is prone to causing rash and itching intolerable.

The pH value of swimming pool water that is most suitable for human health should be between 7.2 and 7.6.

In order to ensure the acid-base balance, eliminate invisible hidden dangers of diseases, and protect the health of family members, regular testing of swimming pool water quality is essential.

  • Correct use of chemical additives

If the water in the pool is out of acid-base balance and becomes acidic, you will have to add a lot of chlorine powder, chlorinated solvents or other chemicals to make adjustments. If you regularly test the swimming pool, adjust it in time if you find any problems, and add chlorine stabilizers, then the use of chemical additives will be greatly reduced, which will not only be more beneficial to the health of swimmers, but also save maintenance costs.

When the pH value in the swimming pool is too high and the alkali content is too saturated, you need to add hydrogen chloride or other acidic chemical particles to neutralize it. After four hours, filter the pool water and reset the pool circulation system to achieve the optimum pH.

In the hot summer months, the sunshine hours are long, and the sunlight can consume the chlorine disinfectant in the swimming pool. This is where chlorine stabilizers come in handy again. Using chlorine stabilizers can save up to 50 percent of the cost of chlorine disinfectants. At the same time, if a chlorine generator is installed in the swimming pool, the running time of the instrument can be reduced, electricity bills and salt consumption can be saved.

  • Equipment loss due to acid-base imbalance

Good water quality with acid-base balance will prolong the service life of swimming pool equipment, otherwise, it will cause damage to the equipment. For example, when the chloride ions in the water are in an unsaturated state, the service life of water pumps, chlorinators, etc. will be shortened, and even irreversible damage will be caused.

If you pay attention to checking the water balance on a daily basis, you can avoid the above problems. At the same time, you can maintain the appropriate calcium content and pH in the water, and you can also avoid corrosion of other metal parts such as swimming pool handrails.

  • Avoid scale formation on the bottom of the swimming pool

If the mineral content of the water is too high, it is easy to cause scale on the bottom or around the pool. When poor water quality corrodes the contact surface for a long time, spots or discoloration will remain on the bottom and walls of the pool.

Therefore, it is recommended that you keep the calcium content in the swimming pool water in an ideal state of around 300pm.

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