An aboveground pool is an affordable alternative to in-ground options, but they still require a significant amount of care and maintenance. One of the most important aspects of pool upkeep is regular pool water treatment to keep bacterial and fungal growth at bay.
Here are some of the most important pool treatment tips to keep your water healthy and clean now and into the future.
Keep your pump running at least eight hours a day
If your pool is equipped with a pump and filtration system, keep it running at least eight hours a day to remove dust and other debris. By giving your pump enough time to work, you’ll turn over all the water in the pool and make sure it gets pumped through the filter. Circulating the water also gets rid of any dead spots in the water where bacteria and fungi can accumulate. Consider leaving your pump on at night so you can have fresh water each morning for a refreshing swim.
Choose the right pool filter
There are many types of pool filters to choose from, but sand, cartridge or diatomaceous earth are the most popular. While most of these filters work the same way, diatomaceous earth filters can filter the tiniest microscopic particles from the water. Also, make sure to chemically clean your pool filter on a regular basis to prevent clogs.
Test the water’s pH balance
One of the most important pool treatment tips is to test your water’s pH levels at least every other day. If you want crystal-clear water in your pool, maintain pH levels in the range of 7.2 to 7.6. At this level, the chemicals you put in your pool will work effectively. If you’re noticing levels outside the acceptable range, speak with your local water treatment professionals to add a pH increaser or reducer.
Shock the pool water
You should regularly shock your pool water to kill microbial organisms and oxidize contaminants like sweat, lotion and other things that may be floating in your pool. During a shock treatment, you’ll add chemicals based on your pool water’s unique chemistry. Again, working with a local water treatment professional is best if you want to shock your pool water, since they’ll understand how shock treatment products will interact with the chemistry of your water.
Test chlorine levels
You need to maintain consistent chlorine levels in your pool to kill algae, bacteria and microorganisms that can be hazardous to your health. Since chlorine breaks down when exposed to the sun, sweat and chemicals in sunscreen, you need to check your chlorine levels regularly to make sure they remain between 2 and 4 parts per million (ppm).
When it comes to aboveground pools, it’s not all fun and games. Rather than guessing about the quality of your pool water, invest in professional pool water treatment to swim safely. Get in touch with the team at Royal Water Works, Inc. today to schedule your treatment. If a problem is detected, we’ll get it handled right away.
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