Swimming in fibreglass pools, or any other kind of pool for that matter, provides several benefits anyone can enjoy. Swimming develops your cardiovascular system as well as your stamina. You will also get a good full body exercise. When you have a fiberglass pool in your Perth home, you can save up on fuel used to go to a public or gym pool. Of course, for you to enjoy these benefits, your swimming pool also has to be clean.
A dirty swimming pool can pose a health risk to you. By cleaning your pool regularly, you not only prolong the life of the pool, you also keep yourself protected from unwanted health issues. To keep the water in your pool clean, you will need treatment methods.
Kill the Bacteria
Usually, bacteria levels are kept in check by chlorine and filtration. Your pool will already have a filtration system installed. As for the chlorine, you can dump chlorine into your pool in granules, as a liquid, or in tablets. Alternatively, you can use a salt chlorination system to convert salt crystals into chlorine gas. The gas produced can then be dissolved in your pool water.
Quality for Safety
More than just controlling bacteria, you also have to maintain the quality of your pool water. You can test pool water at least once a day to ensure that it is safe to swim. Testing the waters will involve knowing pH, total alkalinity (TA), and calcium hardness.
pH, Alkalinity, and Calcium
When it comes to pH levels of your pool water, the recommended range is from 7.2 to 7.6. Any higher or lower than the given range and your pool water will be acidic or alkaline. Acidic water can sting your eyes, while alkaline water may give you rashes. For TA and calcium hardness, you need to keep TA levels at any point between 60 and 200 parts per million. Calcium, on the other hand, should be kept between 80 to 500 parts per million.
Clean pool water can mean safe and healthy swimming.