If you don’t clean the pool or if your pool contractor isn’t coming over as frequently, you may wonder why does clean pool water matter? There are many reasons, the swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools and Spas in Fort Worth, Texas explain, not the least of which is the potential for illness if the water isn’t free of bacteria.

Think about this for a moment. You wouldn’t swim in dirty bath water would you? Would you wash your dishes in a sink full of dirty water? If you shuddered and said, “no” to both then you can see why you wouldn’t swim in a pool that doesn’t have clean water.

Why does clean pool water matter?

How can pool water cleanliness be achieved? Through the addition of pool chemicals, brushing and vacuuming the pool and having a pool contractor clean the pool and balance the chemicals. Testing the water regularly is a task your pool contractor will do and one that you can perform between service visits.

Remember, just because the pool water looks clean, doesn’t mean it is. By the same token, you don’t have to wait until the pool water is brackish before you consider cleaning it! Very few pool water¬†contaminants are visible to the naked eye; many bacteria are so small they are invisible to the naked eye but they can wreak havoc on your pool equipment and your immune system.

What goes into proper pool maintenance and assuring you have clean pool water?

  • Water chemistry testing done through test strips. If chemical balances are “off” the bacteria grows. You can’t just dump a chemical soup into your pool or you will have dry skin, itchy red eyes and potentially damage pool equipment. Buy a water test kit and ask us for assistance in understanding the readings before you just toss in chemicals.
  • Keep contaminants out of the water by using a pool cover. A pool cover is your first line of defense in keeping algae and debris from the water. Remove debris as soon as ossible. Diligent use of the pool cover protects the water.
  • You can ask your guests to shower before they jump into the pool to keep any organic materials out of the pool water.

If you’re new to pool ownership give us a call and we can help you keep your pool water clean and bacteria free.