There has not been much thought about the cleanliness of water in the past. It was not uncommon to find a body of water and jump in. But advances in science have made people more aware of the potential dangers. An untreated swimming pool can lead to many problems.
Swimming pools are prone to contamination especially if they are outdoors. Environmental elements such as dust, debris, rain with microscopic algae spores and unsanitary water can find its way into an open pool. Humans also can contribute to unsanitary conditions through sweat, saliva, urine and even cosmetic substances.
Pools and Chemical Treatment
Any pool must be treated with chemicals to maintain a healthy environment. One way to achieve this is through water chlorination. Chlorine is added to the pool and breaks down many harmful compounds. The pH level is critical to pool maintenance. If the pH is too high or low, then the chlorine will not have the desired reaction in the pool. Ideally, a swimming pool should have a pH range between 7 to 8.4.
Chlorine works through several different forms in the water. In its hypochlorous acid or ions form, it can cleanse the water by attacking bacteria and microorganisms on a cellular level. Chlorine is the most efficient way to wipe out the germs and bacteria that can cause issues for humans.
While chlorine is effective in treating water, some problems may be presented because of its use. The smell of chlorine is often bothersome to people. If there is too much chlorine present in a pool, it can lead to breathing problems. The hypochlorite ions can cause fading to swim apparel. It is important to make sure to monitor the amount of chlorine while the pool is in use. Not only will it help with the elimination of germs but also protect people’s health.
The Benefits of Chlorine
Chlorine has made a significant advance in the fight against bacteria in the water. Now you can enjoy a day at the pool knowing that chlorine is protecting you from germs and microorganisms that may be potentially harmful. You can thank chlorine for keeping you safe and healthy in the water.
Swimming pools require diligence and timely maintenance. Hiring the professionals at Blue Chip Pool Service will take the work out of caring for a pool, allowing more time for parties and summer fun. Contact us today at (561) 907-4862 to discover how you can get your first pool cleaning free.