Looking After a Domestic Swimming Pool

by Pool Builders on 09-20-2009 in Articles

Domestic Swimming Pools have become more and more popular through the years, with more people appreciating the health as well as social benefits of a Pool. It's a well known fact that non-impact exercise such as swimming has long-reaching health benefits and indeed swimming is recommended more and more by health and fitness professionals.

Some domestic pool owners tend to think of swimming pool maintenance as something to worry about when the water goes green or there's a build-up of sludge or cloudyness in the water.

The problem with this approach is that your swimming pool water could actually be biologically harmful to the user way before these outward signs appear. At 'Azellwood Pools' based in Kent UK, people bring water samples for free testing, some of which show quite shocking results.

Once a swimming pool is opened up for use, there are regular maintenance steps which need to be taken to ensure the safety of users and the smooth running of plant equipment. The more frequently a Pool is used, the more regularly the water needs to be tested and treated.

Water in domestic pools has no natural water balancing, disinfectant or cleaning properties and so relies on chemical dosing to keep the balance between acidity and alcalinity (PH), fight bacteria and protect plant equipment.

In order to keep your Pool running as it should, regular cleaning, water testing and chemical dosing needs to take place, as well as regular servicing of plant equipment. If you have no maintenance schedule for your pool, you need to address this as a matter of urgency.

The easiest way to start your Pool Upkeep is to get in touch with a Pool professional and obtain advice regarding your specific pool needs. This is a great starting point because a short education about 'what to do and why' is invaluable for the future of your pool and supporting equipment.

Many companies offer a package to educate the Swimming Pool owner, after which, you can either maintain the pool with your newly-gained knowledge or do the simple stuff and leave the rest in the hands of the professionals. Whichever route you take, you will have taken the vital steps needed for a healthy Swimming Pool.

So stay on top of the maintenance routine and you'll enjoy a hassle-free Pool and safe swimming for years.

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