What's Going On Beneath The Surface Of Your Pool?

by Pool Builders on 02-24-2011 in Articles

Chances are you don't give much thought to what happens beneath the surface of your swimming pool. You probably look at your pool and see the water, the shell, deck and landscaping. There is so much more to the swimming pool than meets the eye.

The structure is more than its shell. There are myriad items that keep it running properly. The items that keep a swimming pool running smoothly are the filter systems and water pump. These two pieces of equipment are actually the most important parts of the swimming pool even though they are not visible. Chances are you won't even think of them until something goes wrong with either of them. Your pump and filter are the components that work together to keep the dirt and contaminants filtered out and help keep the pool crystal clear.

In your swimming pool water, there are many contaminants that can be introduced to it - and thereby to your skin - such as dirt, insects, frogs, and leaves and twigs. This dirt and debris could not only make your pool unsuitable for swimming but could damage the equipment itself. If your pump and filter aren't in proper working condition, your pool water won't be clean or safe for swimming. If bacteria get introduced to the water it can sicken swimmers.

Regular and thorough cleaning and maintenance of your pool is crucial to keeping algae from growing, keep your pH balances in check and keep the water bacteria-free.

As part of the swimming pool construction project the filter and pumps will be installed. The swimming pool filter will automatically collect contaminants and debris from the pool. They are captured in a basket which should be emptied on a daily basis.

When it comes to pool cleaners, there are so many on the market that it can be confusing. Your pool builder can let you know what will work best for your situation and offer suggestions. He or she can also likely offer you a daily or weekly pool maintenance contract so that you won't have to worry about the care and cleaning. You can even look into automatic pool cleaning systems - they are like little robotic pool cleaners that operate on a timer system to clean the bottom of your swimming pool. With an automatic or robotic cleaning system you can set it on a timer, drop it in the pool and forget about it.

Leave a Comment

List YOUR Pool Business