Pool Chemicals: Important Mistakes to Avoid

Pool Chemicals: Important Mistakes to AvoidPool chemicals are a must for keeping your pool clean and safe for swimming. However, it’s an unfortunate fact that many pool owners don’t know how to properly maintain their pool’s chemical levels and, as a result, put themselves and other swimmers at risk. Specifically, there are a few pool chemical mistakes that all pool owners should avoid.

Poor Timing

Believe it or not, the time of day when you add your pool chemicals really does matter. Avoid adding chemicals in broad daylight, as they will often be evaporated off by the sun before they get a chance to disperse into the pool water. Instead, add chemicals before sunrise or after sunset.

Using Chlorine Pucks

Sure, it’s easier to throw a chlorine puck into your pool than to carefully measure out the right amount of liquid chlorine, but did you know that chlorine pucks can damage your pool’s liner? Stick to liquid chlorine for better results; it takes more time, but it’s worth it.

Improper Storage

Make sure you’re reading the labels on your pool chemicals and storing them properly. Generally, pool chemicals should be kept at room temperature or cooler, and their exposure to sun should be limited. A good place to keep pool chemicals is typically in a garage space. Otherwise, chemicals can lose their effectiveness over time when improperly stored.

Not Waiting to Swim

For safety’s sake, always wait at least a couple hours before swimming once you’ve added chemicals to your pool; this is especially important for stronger chemicals like chlorine. Failure to do so could put yourself or other swimmers at risk!

As you can see, pool chemical maintenance is quite a bit of work. Fortunately, Aquanomics take care of this for you. Interested in hiring a pool management expert to care for your pool? Go ahead and contact us today for more information!