Summer may be all but a distant memory but that’s not to say you shouldn’t still read up on the types of things that can impact your pool once it reopens.
When it’s warm outside there are few things that are better than a game of frisbee and a dip in the water. A pool is a great place to get exercise, to play games and to spend time with your family. It’s also the perfect place to cool off with a cold, frosty beverage after a long day at work.
You may understand the importance of keeping up on the maintenance for the filter along with the importance of keeping your pool chlorinated—but you may not be aware of the types of issues that rainwater can cause.
When you add extra water to your pool, either intentionally or because water is falling from the sky you should keep in mind that it will mess with your pool’s chemistry.
Not only can the water cause unsanitary conditions (ie: if you have runoff from the yard that winds up in the pool), it can also make it look dirty and unpleasant.
Debris and algae
When it rains, and the water chemicals fall out of whack, you could find yourself dealing with an algae bloom, which is as much of a pain to fix as it is unsightly. Algae spores are far more prevalent in the air than you may think, and they are always seeking out ponds of standing water.
Suffice to say, your pool is a prime target.
If the spores make their way into your pool and you aren’t diligent about maintaining the pool’s chlorine and pH levels, you may find yourself dealing with a green pool.
There’s also the matter of other debris, such as leaves, sticks and dirt. When a rain storm hits there are any number of contaminants that could find their way into the pool.
If you don’t clean the debris out, it could start to break down and decompose—and if you have both contaminants in your water, and algae, you’ll want to hire an expert to help you get things back on track.
The algae will need to be killed at a faster rate than it’s able to reproduce!
Suffice to say, keeping your pool’s chemical levels stable is paramount if you want to continue to enjoy it without interruptions.
Pool and spa experts you can trust
Wetworks Pool and Spa has been helping homeowners in the Denver metro area with all of their pool and spa needs for years.
If you’d like us to help you reopen your pool next year, give us a call. Or, if you find yourself in a position where your outdoor oasis has been taken over by algae, we can help with that too! Our company also offers several regular pool maintenance packages that you may be interested in.