After building your dream pool, the mundane task of pool maintenance is needed. Luckily, pool maintenance is not as time consuming as it once was. A good maintained pool has numerous perks, but the first one that comes to mind is the beautiful appearance of a crystal clear pool. But equally important is that the upkeep of the pool as helped increase the swimming pools life and will let it live a long life. So let’s continue on about the importance of regular upkeep of your new pool.
Like previously mentioned, this is the most obvious advantage and the main reason people will keep up to date on their pools. If neglected, your pool will turn green, become a cesspot of bugs, sticks, leaves, and other critters. Who wants to get in a dirty pool? A little bit of weekly care, can keep your pool crystal clear.
While green water is very noticeable, your upkeep will also keep algae at bay. Especially if you have a tile line in a concrete pool. The algae can grow in the small crevices around the tile and the grout line. A small amount of algae can quickly grow into a bigger algae mess.
Another benefit to keeping you water clear is making the pool more safe. You can easily see down to the bottom of pool and have 100% visibility for preventing any accidental drownings.
Also keeping the pool clear helps prevent kids getting hurt by unseen sticks, twigs, bugs, animals, etc that are hidden.
Not only does dirty water look bad, could hide things beneath the pool, the dirty water is extremely unhealthy. The water becomes a perfect place for germs to multiply.
From the Australia’s government website:
“If it is not properly maintained, the water in your domestic swimming pool may contain a range of microbiological organisms (microbes), including bacteria, viruses and protozoa. These microbes can cause health problems, such as gastroenteritis, ear, nose and throat infections”
One health problem it seems you can not worry about though, and that is catching covid-19 through your pool. Most health professionals and water chemists think that pools will not pass along covid-19 after an infected bather has been in the pool
Some of those things “living” in your pool could be: Cryptosporidium, Hepatitis A, Giardia, Typhoid Fever, Campylobacter , Dysentery, Salmonella, E-coli, and Cholera. (source)
Increasing your pool’s lifespan
The last point to help increase your motivation on keeping up with pool maintenance is increasing your pool’s lifespan. Correct chemical balance will help liners from fading, prevent tile scum on concrete pools, and help the pump and filter run easier.
And always remember, if you don’t want to handle the pool maintenance, contact us and we will be happy to handle all the maintenance items and pool chemicals for you.