With the heat of Summer behind us, Fall is a great time to take a break from swimming and use your spa and also to assess your pool’s health. Pools and spas can be breeding grounds for bacteria and other contaminants, which can make you and your loved ones very sick. In this article, we will discuss some tips for keeping your spa or pool healthy and free of contaminants. Follow these tips and you’re pool will stay in top shape through the fall and winter seasons!
-Test your pool’s water quality regularly: Test your pool’s water quality at least once a week, and more often if possible. Use a reliable test kit to check for chlorine, pH, and alkalinity levels. The quality of your pool’s water can change quickly, so it’s important to stay on top of it.
–Keep your pool clean: It’s important to keep your pool clean, both for appearance and health reasons. Regularly vacuum the floor and walls of your pool, and brush them down as well. Skim the surface of the water to remove any debris, and empty the skimmer basket frequently.
–Shock your pool: Shocking your pool is a process of adding a high concentration of chlorine to the water, which kills off any contaminants. This should be done at least once a week, and more often if necessary.
-Balance the pH levels: The ideal pH level for pool water is between seven and eight. You can test the pH levels of your pool water with a simple test kit, and adjust as necessary.
-Keep an eye on the chlorine levels: Chlorine is essential for keeping your pool clean, but too much of it can be harmful. Test the chlorine levels frequently, and adjust accordingly.
By following these tips, you can keep your pool or spa healthy and safe and ready for an enjoyable fall!
If you have any questions about pool or spa care, feel free to contact us at anytime.