Swimming Pools: Understanding how a Pool Works Through Its Basic Components  

by Pool Builders on 01-01-2009 in Articles

Many people love to go in places where there are pools. They are great spots for family gatherings and relaxation. You do not have to worry about the sand getting in your toes just like when you go to the beach. If you do not like salty water, this is your perfect alternative. You can lounge on the decks beside it and some kids can further enjoy the additional features like the slides, the diving board etc. You may not have waves to surf on, but they are very therapeutic and entertaining at the same time.

Considering that you love them, have you gotten the chance to understand how they work? For curiosity sake, swimming pools can be quite an interesting topic. Well it is a good thing for you if you have one in your backyard. You probably know more than half of what it is like. If you have built your own pool, well you are almost near to being a master of it. However, the beauty of the pool lies more than what meets the eye. It goes beyond the landscaping and the various pool finishes that creates changing hues and vivid colors mimicking a tropical getaway. It is all about the balance and how the various structures around it work, to make the perfect swimming spot for you and your family.

So first things first, a pool is made up of various elements. Depending on its kind, the materials used to make them, speaks of how durable they can be. However, there are two basic types of pool: the in ground and the above ground. All of these types need the basic components to work, in order to preserve the water filled in them.

The filtering system is one of the components that should be present in the pool. If you asked why, the answer is simple. It keeps the water free from dust, dirt, residues from swimmers and other foreign objects that could land in the water and that could clog the system.

The drainage system is also important because this is where the water passes by to enter the filtering system. There are various drainage in your pool. They might not be noticeable because they are these tiny holes in the shallow part of your pool. Sometimes, you even wonder why water keeps entering on them. Well, honey, that is just one of the drains.

The pumping system releases the water from the filter system and puts it back to the pool. Actually, it works like your heart. It is promotes circulation of water in your pools. It sucks the water going to the filtration systems then drives them back to an exit point bringing them to the basin.

The chemicals that you put on your pool should also never be absent. You know why? They ensure that your pool finishes, the swimmers and the rest of the components are in harmony. You see the filtration system, filters objects that are tangible or at least visible to the eye. The chemicals attack those that cannot be seen but are harmful. They play an important role in balancing the water making it safe for you to swim on.

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