Does your pool have a crystal clear blue colour? You know the colour I am talking about. When you see a picture perfect pool and the water is so crystal clear with a deep blue colour. You swear that the water looks good enough to drink! But of course you never would. We all know that pools have chemicals in the water to prevent it from getting contaminated.
The worst enemy for a pool is the dreaded algae. A type of organism that creates your pool to change colour and take on the dreaded green tinge. Left untreated algae can quickly take over your pool and change it to a dark green and then even black colour. Apart from being unsightly the algae that grows in pool water is also dangerous and should not be consumed. Not that you would ever drink pool water intentionally. No matter how crystal clear it looked. Right? I hope not! But even so when swimming and jumping in and out of a pool it can be easy for water to get in your mouth and you can inadvertently consume some. Obviously in small amounts such as this you are perfectly safe. But when there are algae and other contaminates in the water you could be putting your health in jeopardy.
So how do you keep your pool safe from the dreaded algae and take on that crystal clear colour? Well you need to take care of it for starters. Your pool is a mass of liquid that needs special care to stay healthy. Especially when you intend to have yourself and other humans jumping in and out of it whenever you desire. Simple pool equipment such as a pump ensure that the water is moving during certain parts of the day as would happen in the real world. Think of a river or the ocean. Water is constantly moving which prevents algae growing. Hot motionless water is the perfect breading ground for algae and that is why you see algae growths in lakes other masses of still water.
So you have your pump set to move the water around in your pool but you can’t rely on this alone. For one it is way too expensive and noisy to keep your pool pump running all day and night. So you also need to create the right chemical balance in your pool water to prevent algae build-up. So how do you do this? Well it depends on what style of pool you have – either a saltwater or chlorine pool. Funnily enough a salt water pool has a device called a chlorinator which actually produces chlorine for the pool to aid in keeping it clean. To summarise you need chlorine in your pool to keep the algae and another nasties away. However putting too much chlorine in your pool can be disadvantageous too. For one it can sting your skin or eyes and can even bleach your swimming costumes!
So all in all you need to take care of your pool to ensure that it stays crystal clear blue colour. While we have touched on the topic of chlorine and using the pump to move your pool water around these are only 2 components of your pool waters crystal clear blue colour. To maintain this for your own pool will require lots of research and possibly trial and error on your part to get the right maintenance program in place for your pool. Also don’t forget to adjust your schedule in winter and summer when the pool water needs more care due to the heat.
All seems too much? That’s fine too. You can always simply call the pool professionals. An experienced and qualified pool service technician can assist you in getting your pool water to that crystal clear colour and keeping it that way all year round. It will obviously cost you for this service but at least you don’t have to waste your time investigating any issues and your pool will be ready to use whenever you want it. Finally you can have the swimming pool of the rich and famous!