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Dangers of a Dirty Pool

Summer might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to shut your pool down yet. Make sure your pool is in swimming conditioning all year long with proper pool care and maintenance. Maintenance is necessary to keep every pool safe and clean to swim in. Learn more about pool maintenance and why it’s so important here:

How often should I clean my pool?

To keep your pool in top form, we recommend weekly pool cleanings. These cleanings won’t be the same every week, but they’ll always include a variation of the following tasks:

  • Water balancing
  • Surface skimming
  • Vacuuming
  • Basket debris removal
  • Visual inspection of equipment

Additionally, every 5 to 7 years, you’ll need to replace the pool water entirely. This is a long process that requires us to drain the pool, clean everything, and then refill it. This keeps your pool water and equipment squeaky clean.

What are the benefits of frequently cleaning my pool?

When it comes to keeping your pool clean, it’s essential to find a schedule that works for you and stick to it. Pool maintenance is important for a number of reasons. Here are some of the top reasons to keep your pool in great shape:

  • Regular maintenance extends the life expectancy of your pool. Installing a pool at your house is a significant investment that could have a significant return if you ever sell your house. However, in order for this to remain true, you have to keep your pool in good condition. With regular pool maintenance services, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your water is always clean and your filters are free of debris.
  • You’ll also be able to rest easy knowing that anyone who steps foot in your pool will have a healthy and safe swimming experience. Maintaining the cleanliness of your pool water will significantly reduce the growth of bacteria, algae, and more within your pool.
  • Prevent damage to the structure of the pool with regular maintenance, and you’ll extend its lifetime and save money on expensive repairs and part replacement.

How will swimming in a dirty pool affect my health?

A dirty pool can have a number of adverse effects on your health. Health issues that are directly related to your pool are referred to as recreational water illnesses or RWIs.

The most common of these illnesses include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Respiratory infections
  • Rashes
  • Irritated eyes

While it might sound alarming, as long as you keep your pool well maintained, you won’t have anything to worry about! The main concern, according to an infectious disease expert from the Mayo Clinic, is maintaining proper pH and chlorine levels in the water. These chemicals will eliminate most germs that could cause illness.

If you’re unsure whether your pool is safe to swim in, there are at-home ph tests you can purchase which measure the pH balance of your pool water. While this is just one indicator of the cleanliness of your water, it is one of the most important factors. If you’re still unsure, or it’s been a while since you’ve scheduled pool maintenance, then contact our team for assistance!

Either visit our website for more information about our services or give us a call at (817) 760-2771!