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3 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Pool Cleaning Chemicals

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Your home pool can be the best place in the world to cool off on hot summer days — as long as it's clean. No one wants to swim in a pool that's filled with dirt and debris, so to make sure you get the best out of yours, you'll need to take the time to keep it clean. While a good pool circulation system will help and regular professional pool cleaning is a must, adding the right chemicals to your pool will also go a long way in keeping it well-maintained. 

To make sure you choose the right pool cleaning chemicals, you should take into consideration the three factors below.

1. The chlorine you will use

Chlorine is an important chemical for pools because it helps keep the water clean, protecting swimmers from bacteria and contaminants. In addition, chlorine can help prevent algae. A plant that thrives in warm water, most algae is technically harmless, but no one wants to swim amongst slimy green gunk. 

There are three main types of chlorine that pool owners can use to maintain their pools. Chlorine tablets are one of the most popular choices because they're so easy to use; all you need to do is put them in a tablet floater and let them dissolve over time. This is the ideal method for maintaining a pool that's already clean, but if your pool chemistry is completely out of balance, you may want to try a more heavy-duty treatment. Liquid and granular chlorine are the other two options, the key benefits of both being that it's easy to add as much or as little as you like.

2. The required pH level

The pH level of your pool measures acidity in the water. If you want to make sure your pool is safe for everyone to swim in, you should always keep your pH levels somewhere between 7 and 7.8, as this is the range that most people can tolerate without any irritation. High pH levels can cause skin rashes and cause scaling on your pool equipment, while low pH levels can sting your eyes and corrode your pool equipment. Incorrect pH levels can also through your chlorine balance off too. To keep your pH correct, use sodium carbonate to raise the levels or sodium bisulphate to lower them.

3. The amount of each chemical

Remember that it's crucial to add the correct amount of each cleaning chemical to your pool. To determine the right levels, consider the size of your pool, its shape, the amount of water inside and the type of chemicals you'll use. If you don't have much experience with this, get in touch with a pool cleaning company for advice. 

Remember, good pool chemistry isn't a substitute for regular professional cleaning. A few cleaning service visits a year will be the final step in keeping your pool immaculate, glorious to swim in and safe and healthy for the whole family. To learn more, contact a pool cleaning company.