Making Sure your Pool’s Water is Safe

Keeping The Pool Water Clean

 

Owning a swimming pool seems like a fairly easy thing to do, but you would be surprised by how difficult a swimming pool can be to maintain. For one thing, swimming pools get very dirty, very quickly, and thus take constant upkeep. Not only is a dirty pool an unpleasant thing to look at, as well as to swim in, it can also be very unhygienic and can result in sickness or injury. So, it is very important to always keep it clean. The key is to make sure that the swimming pool is both safe and clean, and for everyone, not just yourself. After all, there are still a couple solid months or Summer weather ahead (and if global warming persists, it may even be longer than that!) and there is nothing quite as relaxing and refreshing as a long dunk in the pool, or even just floating on top of it while soaking up the rays from the sun. So, get out there and make that pool safe and clean- you will not regret it. When keeping that in mind, here are a few suggestions, tips and tricks that will make sure your pool is safe, and that the water inside of that pool is clean and ready to be swam in:

 

Skim off all the junk that accumulates on the surface of the water
 

This is definitely step #1. It is just like vacuuming, because before you vacuum you make sure to get rid of all the large items that either can not be picked up by the vacuum, or will end up clogging the vacuum. So, it is important to skim off any leaves, trash and other large debris that may accumulate on the surface of the water. You will also want to clean around the pool to ensure that swimmers do not track in any dirt or other debris while entering and leaving the swimming pool during the day.

 
Make sure you have the correct pH balance
 

This is your swimming pool’s primary aid against dirtiness, so it is key to make sure you have the right levels before anyone even enters the swimming pool. The pH balance will show you how sanitized the water is, and how well it can kill bacteria that may be floating around the swimming pool. You can also “shock” the pool, with a super chlorination technique, in which you kill any and all bacteria with the use of chlorine. This can prevent eye irritation and can also keep the water from having a strong chlorine smell.

 

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Bob owns a swimming pool and was once on his high school varsity swim team. On top of all that, he is a freelance writer for many websites, blogs and print publications. He likes to write about swimming, public safety and insurance. One of the most common questions he is asked by readers is : What is covered with home insurance?