The summer is an incredibly rainy season. Even though on most days it will seem hot and humid, there is always some moisture in the air. Rain can affect the water in your pool, especially if you are worried about keeping pH levels balanced. Let’s find out more together right now.
One of the biggest problems many homeowners face when it comes to pool maintenance is how to keep pests such as mold, mildew, and algae out of their pool water. Unfortunately, rainfall encourages algae growth. The wind and rain will drop spores into your pool that you can’t see; they are, in fact, almost always there. You can’t do anything about them yet. Spores that have latched onto the trees, shrubs, plants, and flowers around the edges of your pool will also infest the water.
Chemical reactions will start happening and changing the water. That’s why you might notice that the blue water is turning a sickly green. Plus, the chlorine that you use to keep your pool clean will be less active when it is overwhelmed by algae blooms brought on by driving rains. Anything organic that is left in the water becomes prime fuel for the algae to start blooming even faster.
That’s where pool shock comes into play. Conducting a pool shock treatment can help reduce the number of algae clogging up your pool, allowing you and your family to enjoy your outdoor pool again even if it rains every day for two weeks and you have nothing to do but sit there and contemplate the rain. Algaecide can help, but you need to be careful how much of it that you apply.
Testing the Water
You’ll always want to make sure that the ph level of the water in your pool is as balanced as possible. That way, it won’t bother your skin or damage your swimsuits. After it stops raining, get outside and test the water. It’s also advisable to check the water on days without rain, or before the next rainstorm hits your neighborhood.
Protecting the Pool
Do everything you can to preserve your swimming pool. Make sure that the patio furniture or other decorations you keep in your yard can’t fall into the water or else be thrown around by high winds that come with a powerful storm. The dirt that gets into the water can be just as harmful.
Questions? Ask Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC
If you still have questions about how to build a brand new swimming pool, Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC is here to help you. We here at Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC can build and install your pool or spa and also provide you with pool chemicals, services, and more. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call at 410-349-3852. To see more from us and for tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.