Any pool owner can attest to the fact that maintaining swimming pool water to stay clean is a job that needs relentless dedication. It does not take much neglect of the pool water to start looking murky. However, is it all that important to have clean pool water? Or is it only a matter of pride, like ensuring a car is not covered with dirt? The simple truth is that an unkempt swimming pool can result in exposure to skin rashes, diseases, and other discomforts. Here is the importance of clean swimming.
Nobody should swim in a dirty swimming pool. However, what makes a swimming pool “dirty?” There are some more noticeable than others, which make a swimming pool not fit for swimming. Many people would turn their nose up at a swimming pool with unclear water, opting to jump only into pools that have a visible bottom. People want to swim in clean swimming pools, so here’s how you can keep your swimming pool clean.
Why do you clean a swimming pool?
Maintain the right chemical balance
Of course, maintaining the right balance of swimming pool chemicals is the first step. Clean, clear, chemically balanced water is the basis of all pool hygiene. It has to be noted that you can go very far in this regard, particularly by being over enthusiastic with the chlorine. A ratio of 1 to 3 ppm is all that is needed for chlorine to have the required effect. You can combine that with a pH balance between 7.4 and 7.6, and the chemical composition of your swimming pool should be of the required standard.
The other main point in swimming pool cleanliness, then, lies in preventing your pool water from being invaded by outside contaminants. Insects, cosmetic products, dirt, animal fur, debris, and other organic matter should not be permitted to build up in any swimming pool. In case they are introduced, such things need to be removed as thoroughly and as quickly as possible.
While strolling around the swimming pool area, a lot of dirt can stick to the human foot, particularly the wet human foot. That is why; a responsible swimming pool owner has to keep a basin of water close to the pool ladder or steps meant for rinsing the feet before taking a dip. Also, any and all swimming pool balls, floats, or other pool toys have to be given a good rinse by basin or hose before being introduced.
Swimmer hygiene of the swimmer
Some basic practices will help with this. Ideally, anybody who is going for a swim needs to have had a shower first, and ( if possible ) need not to have put on too much self-tanner, hair product, makeup, or other chemical skincare products. This also consists of laundry products such as detergent, particularly for people who swim in t-shirts or other non-swimwear. A bathing suit that is washed and well-rinsed, sun block and a grin are the only things that need to be worn into the swimming pool.
While it’s safe to permit dogs who can swim to do so, it is important that they will have fully relieved themselves before entering the pool. The effects of not ensuring this are as unpleasant as they are costly and time consuming to deal with properly. Ensure any pet who intends to swim has been thoroughly groomed, to prevent fur getting left behind.
These easy practices, along with frequent use of a cover, vacuuming, skimming, and filtering will ensure that your swimming pool stays clean and fresh all summer long.