As the weather starts to heat up, if your pool has not been properly taken care of over the winter, you will soon start to see algae growing, which if left untreated can quickly turn your pool into a green pool. Sometimes you can get away with not properly maintaining the pool chemistry over the winter because of the cooler temperatures. But as soon as it gets warmer you will start having all kinds of problems with your pool.
Many pools also need to be treated for organic matter in the swimming pool water. The pool chemicals you regularly use cannot get rid of organic matter. Too much organic matter will cause you to struggle with algae in your pool EVEN if your pool chemistry is perfect. The algae feeds off the organic matter, which is unaffected by your regular pool chemicals. We have a special process we use to treat organic matter which involves quarterly treatments. Please contact us if you are having problems even though you have been properly maintaining your pool chemistry.
You also will have problems if your total dissolved solids are too high. Your pool needs to be drained about once every 5 years. Over time the water simply gets saturated with dissolved matter and the chemicals will no longer be able to do their job. If you haven't had your pool drained in the last 5 years, now is the time. Plaster pools cannot be drained once it gets too hot, or you risk cracking the plaster walls. So call us now to get a pool draining scheduled before it gets any hotter.
Lastly, let us remind you that your pool filters need to be cleaned on a quarterly basis. Many homeowners forget to clean their filters over the winter because they are simply not using their pools. Call us to schedule a pool filter cleaning and get it done now before it gets any hotter.
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Total Dissolved Solids in your swimming pool can lead to all kinds of problems with your water, even if you are putting the perfect amount and ratio of pool chemicals into your pool. Total Dissolved Solids is the amount of solid material from debris, sweat, dissolved chemicals, dirt, and other contaminants that have saturated your water to an unsafe level.
If the TDS level is too high, your new pool chemicals you add on a weekly basis cannot dissolve and treat the water properly. This will lead to algae growth, cloudy water, irritated eyes and skin among other things.
The only solution to a high TDS level is to drain the pool and refill it with fresh water and new chemicals. Every pool should be drained at least once every 4-5 years. If you have lived in your home for 5 years and have NEVER drained your swimming pool, now is the time. Avoid costly summer chemical expenses while trying to combat pool problems that won't go away without draining the pool.
Early spring is the best time to drain your pool because once the temperatures get too hot, we cannot drain a plaster pool or we risk the heat damaging the pool walls. Get your pool drained now so that it will be ready to go when it heats up.
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