By Dave Moore
Summer is a great time to go out and have fun in the water, but recreational waters including swimming pools in our backyards can sometimes become contaminated with bacteria or viruses, making it important to keep them clean.
Before we get down to the basics of maintaining your pool it is important to note the following parameters that all monthly pool products have to be formulated to. Following these guidelines ensures a healthy clear pool 365 days of the year;
- 1 to 2 bathers once or twice a week should enter the pool
- Average water temp should be 25 Degrees Celsius.
- Normal weather conditions i.e – No rain or excessive winds and high Temps
Therefore, it is important for the user to understand that additional chemicals will be required should these parameters change and more specifically increase as this will naturally raise the chemical demand of your pool.
The additional chemicals that will be required are pH adjusters (Eezi acid ) and or, an Eezi shock treatment. It is critical for the pool owner to be proactive and anticipate pH adjustments. One should consider shock treatments after extreme weather conditions and high bather loads by maintaining regular water tests with the basic pool test kit. This should be done specifically during summer to avoid the pool from losing its clarity and having to resort to additional treatments.
All monthly pool products come with some level of “chore” that is expected of the user to provide and maintain a water environment where the chemicals can work at their optimum efficacy. The tasks are as follows;
- Maintaining pH at between 6.8 and 7.4,
- Maintaining total alkalinity between 80 ppm and 120 ppm,
- Free chlorine – between 1 and 3 ppm / Eezi pool only requires 0.5 to 1 ppm,
- Backwash pool once a week,
- Vacuum when required.
If you are in any doubt please pop down to any one of our Eezi Pool shops and get your pool water tested for Free! Please feel free to visit any one of our shops for more advice and technical support.
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Originally published in the 7th Ndeipi Magazine