Here are a few hits & tips to get you started with your pool!
· The best time to test the water is in the evening, before adding chemicals and again first thing in the morning to ensure it is suitable for the days bathing.
· If the swimming pool is used heavily then water tests should be carried out at least three times a day.
· The ideal pH level for pool water is pH 7.5
· Strong sunlight can reduce the amount of Chlorine in a swimming pool, therefore, monitor levels closely during hot sunny spells.
· Pool water should generally appear clear blue in colour, any variations, such as cloudiness, may be caused by bacterial or algae growth, suspended matter or other contamination which must not be ignored.
· Check water at the return flow of water to the pool and add any chemicals at this point as well to ensure effective mixing with filtered water.
· Regularly clean the pool surfaces including the waterline to ensure that build up of sun-oils, body fats, algae, airborne pollution and other dirt is not left to build up.
· Pool surround paving slabs should be cleaned with a strong Chlorine solution, brushed away from the pool.