Being a pool owner in Phoenix is one of the luxuries many valley residents enjoy. During Monsoon, nights continue holding high temperatures and a midnight dip in a pool after long day is fun and refreshing. However, heavy rainfalls during this time of the year means extra pool maintenance to keep your water clear and balanced. With the help of professional pool service you can always assure your pool is swim ready and here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Check you water levels often
Keep testing the pH levels frequently to ensure your water is safe. Salt water systems are becoming very popular so that you don’t subject your family to harsh chemicals but these pools still need extra maintenance after heavy rain storms.
2. Keep an eye on the clarity of your water
The most dreaded result of unbalanced water is hidden bacteria which creates green swamp like water. Pollen, heavy rain and other particles get swept into the pool causing algae overgrowth but sometimes green water may be due to e.Coli which is dangerous to come into contact with. Once you start noticing you water is less than crystal clear – don’t wait!
3. Take care of your equipment
Keep your equipment in top working condition and don’t underestimate your filter – it is responsible to clean up the the algea after heavy rain storms. If you are taking care of your own pool, don’t delay weekly backwashing.
4. Make time for maintenance
You or your professional should schedule time for routine maintenance while you skim your water daily for debris that float on the surface and fill up your skimmer. Empty the skimmer basked every day which may sometime hold small, dead rodents that offset the pH balance.
Being a pool owner means accepting the responsibility to keep your pool and water in sanitary condition but it also allows the opportunity to swim and play anytime you desire.
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