Proper pool chlorination makes for a safe environment! Did you know that you can get strep throat from your swimming pool or spa if the water isn’t properly cared for? Bacteria that can cause skin rashes, strep throat, and even herpes can be found in a pool that has not been well maintained. Algae are tiny plants fed by phosphates that can grow in your pool. Algae can be green, yellow, red, or brown. They are often covered in a slime layer, which becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.
Your water’s pH is essential to controlling scale-forming minerals that coat the pool surface with calcium. Keeping your pH at a proper level is certainly one of the most important aspects of pool care. Proper pH levels prevent problems like excessive scale build up on your tiles, walls, and steps.
Proper alkalinity balance is essential to proper swimming pool maintenance and relates directly to your pH levels. If your alkalinity is too low, your plaster may become stained and/or etched. Low alkalinity also corrodes the metals in your pumping equipment, greatly reducing its useful life.
Guardian Pools voted #1 in Broward County, has been providing expert pool service and repairs since 1965. Contact us and then sigh a breath of relief knowing that your water is safe. Guardian Pools – 954-475-1400