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Should you Swim There? What to Look for in a Healthy Pool

Not everyone thinks about whether a pool is healthy or not before jumping in and splashing around. In a 2016 study, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that eighty percent of the inspections of public pools were reported for violating health and safety rules. Out of these pools, every one-out-of-eight inspections forced pools to close down due to serious violations that were a significant threat to the health of swimmers. So, it is incumbent on anyone who decides to swim in a pool to determine if it is a safe one in which to do so. Here is some information on how to do exactly that. Take A Look in the Deep End To determine if a pool is healthy enough to swim in, check out the deep end first. If the drain is visible, there is a good chance it is well-maintained. If the drain is...
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5 Common Swimming Pool Myths

If you own a pool or are considering having one installed, Economy Pool wants to help dispel some myths about pool ownership before they end up costing you a lot of money in repair services. Serving Tampa, Florida and the surrounding regions, we’ve heard a lot of misinformation from our customers about what they were taught regarding pool maintenance. The following are the top five myths we’ve encountered: If your pool smells like chlorine, you’ve added too much This is a widely-held belief, and it’s false. If you can smell the chlorine, you actually don’t have enough. It may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s true. Chlorine in your pool reacts with bacteria and creates chloramines. If you then shock your pool, these chloramines convert to oxygen and then escape into the air, which creates the smell. You’re not smelling the chlorine, you’re smelling the side-effect of your pool being disinfected, which means...
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Pool Chemicals 101: What You Need to Know

If you have a pool and want to keep the water in great shape, knowing how to use pool chemicals is important. Standing bodies of water are the perfect place for pathogens and other harmful substances to spread. Unless you maintain the right chemical levels in your pool, you could put your swimmers at risk for a variety of diseases. This guide covers the most common chemicals in pool maintenance and how you can use them to keep your water clear and clean. Chlorine Chlorine is the fundamental pool chemical that kills diseases and other pathogens that get into the water. Pools that have the right amount of chlorine keep swimmers safe from a range of health concerns, so make sure you know how to use it. Read your pool's manual to discover how many gallons of water it holds, and you can then decide how much chlorine you should add....
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How to Maintain a Saltwater Pool

More and more people are starting to reap the benefits of a saltwater pool. In comparison traditional pools, saltwater pools tend to have much lower chlorine levels. This means your family is far less at risk of experiencing skin and eye irritation. However, regular maintenance remains just as critical. Here are some of the most important aspects of maintaining a saltwater pool. Check pH Levels Weekly Be sure to check your saltwater pool’s pH levels on a weekly basis. Ideally, the pH level of the water should remain at 7.4 to 7.6. If the pH is too high, it’ll be harder for the chlorine to effectively clean the water. Meanwhile, a low pH can cause corrosion. In order to maintain the proper level, chemical treatments may need to be added. Clean and Inspect the Pool Components Don’t forget to inspect and clean your pool components. This is especially true for the...
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