New Year Pool Health Check
Thinking about getting a New Year Health Check for your pool? Here are five signs that it might be time:
- Baby, it’s hot outside – A long hot summer can influence the health of your pool with extra sun exposure, temperature spikes, storms and rain all effecting healthy pool water balance. Did you know, that prolonged exposure to UV rays burns chlorine that is required to kill bacteria, and combined with warmer temperatures can promote algae growth? Summertime definitely means your pool needs a lot more care and attention than usual.
- You came back from holidays and the pool was green! – According to the Healthy Pools Survey, 57% of pool owners experienced a ‘green pool’ in the past 12 months. Certainly one of those times that "green" doesn’t equal good! If your pool has taken a turn for the worst then it’s time to call in a professional. Make sure you get a qualified pool technician to restore the health of your pool water, otherwise it may end up costing you a lot more to rectify the problem.
- The pool LOOKS clean, but you’re not really sure if the water is healthy? – Taking the time to vacuum and skim the pool frequently is only part of the battle when it comes to keeping your pool water clean, healthy and ready for family fun. To maintain optimum pH and chlorine levels, make sure you’re doing water tests once a fortnight, or even weekly in heavy use periods. Be sure to clean filters and basket regularly to ensure maximum efficiency.
- Every man (& his dog!) have had a dip over the holidays – Much like your home over Christmas the more visitors the pool has, the more clean-up is necessary afterwards. Chlorine levels should remain at 2-3 Parts Per Minute (PPM) to disinfect all microorganisms that can cause health issues. When your pool is getting a work out, it’s critical to do regular water tests and maintenance to prevent the water from deteriorating and causing health risks for your family like ear, nose and throat infections; all side effects of swimming in a dirty pool. We know swimming with fido is fun and on a hot summer’s day it’s very tempting to let your dog jump in the pool to cool-off with the family, but this can have a significant impact on chlorine levels and water hygiene. Allowing pets, in particular dogs, in the pool can have serious consequences on pool health. Dog dirt in particular, rapidly depletes chlorine and dog hair can obstruct the filter, leaving your pool at serious risk of an algae infestation!
- You can’t remember the last time you even had it cleaned? – With a busy run down to the end of summer, it’s easy for pool servicing to get away from you. If that’s you, why not organise a Poolwerx fully certified pool technician to come poolside for regular pool servicing so you can focus on the more important things in 2016!
Poolwerx promises specialist care by a fully certified pool technician. Certified Swimming Pool and Spa Service. Certificate IV CPP41312 and III CPP31212.