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If you’re new to home pool joy, you’ve probably been informed that pool water should be kept balanced but you might not have any skill to do it. Choosing to learn how important chemistry balance is can ensure you a clean, clear and safe pool to swim in. Otherwise, unexpected problems possibly occur and you might have no idea how to handle:

1.    Imbalanced or carelessly treated pool can make you suffer from chronic diseases

2.    Poorly treated pool water can accelerate aging pool tile finish and damage your facility

3.    Bad pool water circumstance is the major cause for less swimming fun, higher repairing cost and longer maintaining time     

Following is a range of negative factors that you should take into account behind the fact that pool water turns cloudy.

1.    Swimmers and Pets

Every time your family and friend swim can alter water chemistry because detergents, skin care products and cosmetics like soap, shampoo, hair spray, sun cream will melt into the water and may produce chemical reaction. Also, human excreta is another problem especially when pool is overloaded. And this is why it’s better to shower before swimming. Human exert such a big impact on pool water chemistry, let along pets. They may carry unforeseen pathogenic bacteria in spite of having physical check regularly.

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2.    Acidic Rain Water

The pH of rain in contemporary city is identified acidic because of nitric and sulfuric acid that industrial gases generate. Therefore, acidic rain can lower the pH of your pool water and become corrosive. The rain washing from the deck and courtyard landscape can change calcium hardness, total dissolved solids and other chemical index; also bring dirt such as leaves, debris into your pool water. What’s worse, if you use pesticides or fertilizers around the pool, chemical residue will seriously harm your body. This also will bring damage to the tile surface and plaster, causing rusty accessories. The damage of the chemistry imbalance you may encounter will depend on how much of falling rain. Light rain is less harmful but it’s suggested to have your pool water chemically balanced at all times.

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3.    Source of Water

You may not know how source of water plays a significant role in water chemistry balance. Sudden replacement or new source of water (such as water from well, from hill, fountain, etc.) may cause trouble. Don’t assume water that looks clear and fresh with your eyes is good water. Only test can explain it: good water often have a high index of iron. Pools should be 0.3 PPM.

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4.    Circulation

Most new pool owners overlook the necessity of keeping water fluently circulated. It’s reported bacteria and algae are much more difficult to thrive in flowing water. It’s recommended circulating your pool water at least 10 hours in daytime. You can make some adjustments based on the circumstance of swimming frequency, weather and chemical test results.

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5.    Sun and Heat

Chlorine, which is designed to disinfect swimming pool, is sensitive to UV light and water temperature. Strong UV light can lower the effectiveness of chlorine and other related chemicals. Warmer pool water can be a advantageous breeding ground for microorganism. The bigger scale of microorganism, the larger amount of chlorine additives have to be consumed. Ideal temperature for swimming pool should be 78°- 82°. Once the temperature is higher than 90°, microorganism multiply rapidly. So regular quality test of pool water should be conducted to avoid these problems.

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As a new pool owner, there are some basic rules that you need to know how to maintain your pool in good condition.   

1.    Basic Cleaning

Basic cleaning includes skimming leaves and debris, draining pool to brush pool deck, wall and bottom, check and clean facilities such as skimmer, pump baskets, filter, etc. Cleaning makes sure pool appearance looks well-treated and equipment in efficient function.

2.    Regular pH Test

It’s vital that chlorine stays in balance and it’s impossible to tell by eyes how much chlorine contains in the pool or know whether it’s overabundant or insufficient. Only test can show you. If the pH shows badly, adding chlorine or other needed chemicals for balancing-out. If the test result demonstrates every index is faraway from meeting the standard, then changing the pool water is the only way you can do.       

3.    Pool Well-covered

A nylon-fabric cover can solve out several problems that listed above, such as preventing pool water from UV light, heat, acidic rain, debris and any other contamination. When the pool is off-season, perfect covering is necessary.

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