Tips to Keep Your Pool Water Clean and Clear

Tips to Keep Your Pool Water Clean and Clear

September 14, 2021

Swimming in a pool on a hot day can be a refreshing experience. Whether you prefer to dive right in or take your time and wade in slowly, there’s nothing like taking a dip in a clear swimming pool. “Clear” is an important word here, though, because if a pool is dirty, it’s not going to be enticing to anyone.

The cleaner the pool, the more it will be appreciated. When you’re talking about a commercial pool, the goal is to provide a space that gets people excited and makes them want to be there. Here are some tips on how to keep your swimming pool crystal clear and keep people wanting to come back for a swim on a regular basis.

Chemical and pH levels

Possibly the most important aspect of keeping your swimming pool crystal clear is to maintain the right chemical levels in the pool. This involves keeping an eye on the amount of chlorine in the water, as well as the pH level.

Chlorine kills germs and bacteria, which is a vital part of keeping the water clear. In conjunction with that, the pH level measures how alkaline or acidic the water is at any given moment, which will have an impact on how effective the chlorine may be.

The way to check these levels is with a water testing kit. Chlorine should measure between 1.0 and 3.0 parts per million (PPM). If it measures too low, that means you need to replenish the pool’s chlorine supply.

The pH level should stay between 7.2 and 7.6. If the pH is too high, you should add an acid like muriatic acid or sodium bisulfate to lower it. If it’s too low, you can add sodium carbonate or another alkali to lower the acidity level.

Kill the algae

One of the most unsightly things that can befall a pool is a rash of algae. A film of green goo is not a good look in a public pool, and will not be a welcomed feeling for anyone who might accidentally dive into it. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid this becoming a problem.

To ensure there are no sudden algae masses in the pool, it’s a good idea to super-chlorinate the pool to kill any lingering algae that may have cheated death from the usual chlorine levels. This is also called a “shock treatment,” and it can be obtained over the counter and administered on a weekly basis. You might also use an algaecide if you notice algae growing on the walls of the pool and want to specifically deal with the algae.

Call a professional

When you need to have your commercial pool tested or cleaned, it’s important to work with a company that not only has the right experience but will be able to explain to their customers how to continue to properly care for their pool between service visits. For more information on how to keep your swimming pool crystal clear, contact Royal Water Works, Inc. today. We’re here to meet all your pool cleaning and water testing needs.

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