A strong smell of chlorine doesn’t necessarily mean your pool is clean. With pool related illness on the rise in Florida, here are some helpful tips to make sure your pool stays clean this summer.
How Heat Affects Your Florida Pool
As hot weather continues, pool owners may go outside one morning to find their pool covered with algae blooms. Algae damages your pool’s equipment by clogging up sanitation pathways and pores in the filter. Chlorine is the best defense against algae and your local Florida pool care professional can help you chose the right chlorine for your pool.
It’s important to remember your pool also is affected by Florida’s humidity. During times of high humidity, maintaining a proper pH level in your pool is even more difficult, and in turn having the correct chlorine levels is more difficult. Scaling on the surface of the pool or on the salt chlorinator indicates a high pH, and a low pH will sting your eyes. Ask your pool guy about adding an acid or an alkaline treatment to your pool to ensure the correct pH levels.
Essential Cleaning Tools (items)
There are a few basic tools you need to make pool maintenance a rewarding experience. Telescopic poles come in a variety of lengths and have holes at the end so that you can attach a wide range of accessories, like skim nets, leaf rakes, and brushes. Vacuuming your pool on a regular basis is essential to have a clean pool, so you’ll want heads and hoses that also attach to your telescopic pole.
If you’re like most Floridians and don’t want to fuss with all the chemical and water testing it takes to maintain a healthy pool, trust the experts at All Florida Pool & Spa Center to make sure your pool is crystal clear. How clean is your pool?