Here at Pool Care Pros, we understand pool maintenance hervey bay, and there is a lot of conflicting info out there about owning and maintaining a pool.
So, we have searched the web for the most common myths people hear about pool cleaning. Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll have your eyes opened and your questions answered!
Now let’s begin!
Myth #1 – Cleaning a pool is easy. Just skim out the dirt and the chlorine will take care of the rest. As wonderful as the myth above sounds, there’s much more work involved than skimming the water’s surface with the net. Bacteria are always growing inside and around the pool.
And let’s not forget about the algae build-up. Most of your cleaning routine will be keeping the water balanced and fighting against algae. However, you need to sleep and go to work. Algae does not rest. It’s entire life will be centred around creating more algae. You will be trapped in a battle that knows no end.
Luckily, we know how to handle algae.
Our Green Pool Cleanup service will have your pool clear and blue in no time.
Myth #2 – If the pool is not being used, it doesn’t need maintenance.
Even if there aren’t people splashing around your pool, it doesn’t mean the water stays clean and fresh. While you’re in your home, taking shelter from the cold weather in the winter, bacteria, algae, and microbes will be growing within your pool.
And make sure to keep your pool’s water level consistent, because your pool and pool equipment are vulnerable to damage if the water evaporates below the skimmer.
Myth #3 – When you run out of pool cleaner, you can use mop soap.
Do not do this!
Only use pool approved products to clean your pool. The soap may interact with the chlorine or the water pH and cause skin irritation when you swim in the pool. You could also damage the pool surface when you scrub around the pool.
Don’t destroy a $20,000 to $60,000 pool with crappy $5 cleaning liquid.
Myth #4 – You don’t need to clean a saltwater pool because the salt prevents bacteria from growing.
Although salt does hinder some bacteria from growing, it should not be thought of as a replacement for cleaning. A saltwater pool still needs chlorine to be added to the water occasionally and it must be skimmed daily.
Even saltwater pools need to be shocked with chlorine in order to prevent algae from time to time.
Myth #5 – Only chlorine should be added to your pool.
No, you need to balance the pH of the water before you add the chlorine. The water in your pool must be pH balanced to 7.4 to 7.6. If the water is too alkaline, it can damage the pool surface, pool equipment and irritate the eyes and the skin of anyone that swims in the pool.
If it is too alkaline, it will mess with the chemistry of the chlorine and render it inactive.
Hopefully these answers will enable you to make better decisions about your pool cleaning routines in the future.
Now we at Pool Care Pros can help assist you in all your cleaning needs. So call and set an appointment with us today and leave the cleaning to us!