Maintenance of Swimming Pools

by Pool Builders on 05-06-2008 in Articles

Swimming pools provide lots of fun and enjoyment during the sweltering summer months. Nothing beats a nice dip in the pool when you are hot and sweaty. If you swim at a community pool then you do not have to worry about cleaning the pool yourself. However if you decided to put a swimming pool in your own backyard then you will need to learn how to maintain it properly.

Swimming pools require chemical treatments to keep them sanitized. It is a smart idea to make sure that your chemical treatment and your filtration program work in harmony. Sanitizing a pool can be done by way of a stabilized chlorine product that helps to stifle the growth of bacteria. Buy these in either tablet or stick forms and place them inside a distribution container that is located near the pump and filter.

Algae are a common enemy of swimming pools. To inhibit the growth of algae, buy an alga preventive to discourage the development of such. There are 15,000 known types of alga so this step should never be skipped. This item comes in liquid form and is poured directly into the water in an area near the skimmer intake. This is the case because the pump system then can take the preventive and distribute it as necessary throughout the entire length of the pool.

The next thing you need to do is to remember to "shock your swimming pool" on a consistent basis. This means not daily but often enough. For those who are not familiar with this term, shocking means to make use of a chemical process known as oxidization in order to break down the "water-soluble bather waste" such as body oils, dead skin cells, cosmetics, urine and sweat. Pool-shock products can easily be found at a dealership for swimming pools and should be purchased in relation to the kind of filter system you have in place.

Swimming pools can be as clean as possible if you keep them such. If you ever have any questions of a dubious nature about the water in your pool then collect a sample and take it into the dealership where you bought the pool or a pool professional that can test it in their facility.

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