Unfortunately, just like many other things you own, your swimming pool will need regular maintenance. You can either attend to this maintenance yourself or employ a person or company to do it for you, but however you choose to tackle it you must make sure it gets done.
Clean water is important
Water is a major component of a swimming pool and making sure the water is safe to swim in is vital. Cloudy or green water will be a visible warning that something isnít quite right. Discoloration can be caused by algae which is caused by either a plant or bacteria ñ or both. Accidentally ingesting algae or breathing any spores it may release can make humans and animals ill.
Cloudy water can be cause through a number of factors, including a chemical imbalance in the water. The water in your swimming pool should have chemicals added to it to help keep it safe and clean, but if too much or too little is used, it can cause problems. If you get stinging eyes or discolored hair from using a pool, the balance is off.
This balance can be altered by the weather ñ warm sun can make the chemical evaporate, and rain can dilute the mix, so it is important to check it regularly.
Other factors that can make the water cloudy include leaves and pollen landing in the water, problems with your water filter, or a broken (or poorly functioning) pump. The pump and filter work together to circulate the water and take out as many impurities as possible. If the pump stops working or the filter becomes clogged, the impurities will build up.
As well as the technology that keeps your pool clean, a little regular manual cleaning is necessary. A pool brush can help remove dirt and debris from the hard surfaces, while a pool vacuum will suck up anything on (or in) the water that you point it at.
All of these methods work together to keep your pool as clean as it can be, safe to use, and ready to give you a lifetime of service. Cleaning your pool regularly and keeping it well-maintained will ensure it lasts as long as possible.