Keep your backyard oasis from becoming a germy cesspool this summer
Rising temperatures have people ready to beat the summer heat by jumping into the
nearest swimming pool. Before you make a splash though, the CDC recently published a
study finding that 80% of public swimming pools had health and safety violations. These
are just public pools, and who knows how safe the thousands of private pools
homeowners have in their backyards may be. Unfortunately, if swimming pools are not
maintained properly, they can quickly become large culture dishes for all sorts of nasty
organisms. Even if you smell chlorine in the water that does not necessarily mean a pool
To help maintain the safety and purity of your swimming pool this summer, follow these
Brush the sides and steps of your pool weekly to dislodge any algae growth and
dirt. Once in the water chlorine can combat algae and your filter will cycle out any
Take a sample of water to a local pool store bi-weekly to have it professionally
tested for chemical levels and buildup of other compounds in the water. Don’t just
rely on the limited testing ability of at-home test strips or drop kits.
Run your pool filter for at least one hour for every ten degrees of temperature. If it
is 90 degrees outside your pool needs to circulate for at least 9 hours and so on.
To maintain the quality of your pool water, always rinse off before entering the
pool to clean off any sweat or unabsorbed sunscreen or lotions. Make sure
children are not using the pool as a bathroom as well.
If you have your pool water tested and discover that you have high levels of
cyanuric acid, don’t immediately assume you need to drain the water. A more
eco-friendly option is a product called Bio-Active that when used correctly can
reduce cyanuric acid so chlorine is able to dissolve and sanitize the water again.
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