The Rio Olympics has provided lots to talk about here in the United States. While much of the pool talk from the Olympics has focused on the dominance of Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky, there has also been a great deal of attention given to the poor condition and maintenance of the pools at the other aquatic venue. The venue that has hosted the diving events, water polo, and synchronized swimming events have been a source of much concern and contention, also know as the “green pools”.
While there were a number of different reasons presented by the Olympic officials as to why the water was green, it has finally been clarified that poor chemical maintenance of the pool caused the discoloration. Essentially, someone trying to maintain the chemicals poured hydrogen peroxide into the pools which resulted in a chemical reaction that disseminated the chlorine needed to maintain the pools’ blue, clean color. This maintenance blunder has caused a number of problems and has certainly been at least a blemish on the Olympics, Rio, and the officials.
As a pool owner, you don’t want to look out and find your own pool is green. You want to look out and find that your pool is beautifully blue and crystal clear. One way that you can ensure that you don’t end up with a Rio problem is to ensure the proper maintenance of your pool. Aquanomics Pools offers a variety of pool maintenance plans that will keep your pool in excellent shape. With a weekly pool maintenance plan from Aquanomics Pools, your pool with being a beautiful sight and refreshing escape, the envy of many Rio Olympic athletes.