Those who care for their pool can look forward to many lovely years with a well-functioning water oasis for wonderful summer days. The pool and its water need regular nursing to feel good and to live up to the hygiene requirements. Water and bathing should not cause any health hazards.
In order to keep the pool water clear and to curb the growth of microorganisms in the water, the water needs to be kept clean. This is mainly done by a treatment plant, but also by adding different chemicals. Chlorine, or equivalent agent, kills the microorganisms. The chemical purification and rainwater would like to change the pH of the pool. This can cause damage to both the pool system and people. Common problems are rash, or discolored hair. Rust in wires is also common if the pH is not neutral. In order to maintain the pH level at the correct level, pH-increasing and pH-lowering agents can be added.
How much and what pool chemicals really needed to keep the water clean is not easy to know without doing a survey. The amount and nature of agents that need to be added depends on the surrounding environment, how often the pool is used and how big the pool is. It is quite easy to buy home pH testers and other necessary tools to get a measure of water quality. Only after that should additives be poured in. Too much chemical agents in the pool are as bad as too little, and can affect health negatively. It is possible to reduce the need for cleaning agents such as chlorine in the water through UV cleaning. UV cleaning is quite expensive in purchasing, but on the other hand, it is very effective against bacteria.
Chemicals are not enough to make the water completely clean. Larger particles can only be removed via a sand filter. Each pool must be equipped with one to provide a good water standard. The sand filter removes particles from the water by mechanical means and needs to be handled properly. It is important to ensure that the sand is kept clean by regular backspools. Some systems have a cartridge filter instead. It has the same effect, and can be cleaned using detergent and water. This should be done every two months, at least.
Pool edges and pool bottom also need to be kept clean from deposits and dirt. Pool cleaner with a bottom suction allows you to remove the particles that fall into the bottom and forward to a bag that collects dust (like a vacuum cleaner) or led to the pool's purification system. The most common models are operated by hand, but there are also automatic vacuum cleaners who handle the job themselves. The wastewater that is located along the edges of the pool is important for the cleaning of the surface water. Here, larger particles stick to the surface and can easily be removed mechanically. Those who do not reach you can instead be picked up using a hoist. During some seasons it is advisable to check the pool every morning, especially during the fall when many leaves fall. Otherwise, they may stop with the circulation pump.
The importance of washing the sides of the pool regularly occurs. There are machines that can help with this. Both scrubbers and surface cleaners to the pool edges can be purchased at different companies and provide some help along the way. Otherwise, it's great to do it by hand as well. Only use detergents that are intended for use in the pool during cleaning.