Maintaining the quality of your commercial pool water is important. Poorly maintained water can contain germs, bacteria, viruses and debris, which can cause health problems for your clientele. It’s crucial to test your water often in order to keep your pool running at optimum levels for health and safety. Even if it looks clear, it could be harboring some dirty little secrets.
The pros at Royal Water Works, Inc. provide high-quality, microbiology-certified commercial water testing in Pisgah Forest, NC. Read on for more information about the best practices for maintaining water quality in your pool, then call us to schedule your water testing.
Sources of pool contamination
Humans are the biggest source of pool water contamination, as microbes from skin, hair, and bodily fluids end up in the water. However, there are some other sources of pollution, including pets and wildlife swimming, debris from trees and plants, dust and even dead animals that have drowned in the pool. That’s why, even when you routinely remove pollutants and debris, you still need to get your water tested from time to time.
Maintaining water quality by testing often
There are five main factors in keeping your pool’s water quality high: filtration, chlorination, pH level, total alkalinity and calcium hardness. Filtration is easily achieved by running the water filter and using nets to scoop out large pieces of debris. However, since most pool water filters won’t be effective in filtering and sterilizing the entire pool, other measures must be taken.
Chlorination helps kill microbes and helps filter out debris. The appropriate chlorine level for your pool will depend on a number of factors, including size and water filtration capacity. Even the number of swimmers will affect this level.
The pH level is equally important—you should aim for a pH between 7 and 7.6. If the pH rises too high, it can cause rashes and other irritations; if it dips too low, it can sting or burn swimmers’ eyes. pH can be affected by heavy rains, so it’s important to test after any storms. Similarly, the total alkalinity of your pool water can destabilize your pH balance and cause your concrete and tile to deteriorate faster.
Calcium hardness is the final factor in water quality. Low calcium levels contribute to surface deterioration, whereas high calcium levels leave a scummy or mineral scale coating on whatever it touches.
You should plan on checking your pH and chlorine levels daily, and twice daily if the weather has been extremely hot. If you have questions about how often you should be testing your water and the best maintenance practices, it’s time to get in touch with the professionals.
Water testing in Pisgah Forest, NC
Royal Water Works, Inc. would be glad to help you with all your commercial water testing needs in Pisgah Forest, NC. We provide customers with all the insights they need about the composition of their water. Backed by a microbiology-certified water testing lab, we’re able to tell you everything from heavy metal content, to bacterium, to any compounds or chemicals that may be present. Reach out today to get started!
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