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- November 7, 2013
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According to Lowes, “Maintaining your pool can be a tedious job, but it’s an important part of keeping your pool sparkling clean,and safe for years of enjoyment.”
The fact is, many families mull over the idea of poolside summers, but dread the maintenance involved. The cleaning, maintenance and time time-consumption are not necessarily a drain on your wallet and your time.
While all pools are created different they all share ONE common trait, routine care is the key to pristine pool health.
Pool sanitation is needed to maintain the visual clarity of water and prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. According to the Center for Disease Control “fecal contamination is found in 58 % of public pool samples.”
Pool sanitation methods include filtration to remove pollutants, disinfection to kill infectious microorganisms and proper swimmer hygiene to minimize the introduction of contaminants into the pool. Regular water testing of pool water to check chlorine and ph levels will help keeps thing inline.
Swimming pool contaminants are introduced by environmental factors and swimmer habits. When it comes to outdoor pools, environmental contaminants often include windblown dirt and debris. Incoming water from unsanitary sources like rain containing microscopic algae spores or bird droppings.
On the flip side, indoor pools are generally less susceptible to environmental contaminants. However, swimmers themselves often introduce microorganism contaminants such as their own sweat in addition to cosmetics, suntan lotion, urine, saliva, and fecal matter.
8 Simple steps to proper pool health
Get the most out of your above-ground pool by caring for it properly! Follow these 8 simple steps to ensure your pool is adequately-maintained:
- Clean Your Pool
- Balance Your Water
- Shock Your Pool Add Algaecide
- Lower The Water Level
- Drain And Plug Your Liners
- Remove Pool Accessories
- Cover Pool
http://home.howstuffworks.com/10-pool-maintenance-tips.htm http://www.lowes.com/cd_Swimming+Pool+Maintenance+and+Cleaning_1264449691_ http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0516-pool-contamination.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swimming_pool_sanitation#Contaminants_and_disease