Knowledge is power. There’s lots of hearsay when it comes to pools. Keep your pool in the best condition possible and learn the facts about pool cleanliness. Check out these common myths about pool health so that you can take measures to keep your pool clean and healthy.
Myth: All germs are killed by standard pool chemicals.
Fact: While pool chemicals do help to kill certain germs, chlorine takes time to be effective. There can still be dangerous pathogens lurking in your pool even after you add the necessary chlorine. Wait a few days after your pool has been cleaned so that you know that most of the germs have been killed.
Myth: The smell of chemicals is a good thing; It means that the pool is clean.
Fact: A clean, well-maintained pool should have little to no smell. The smell associated with the chlorine comes from chloramines, which are a mix of chlorine and contaminants. While it doesn’t necessarily mean that your pool is unsanitary, chloramines are much less effective at keeping your pool germ-free. Strive for an odorless pool, as it’s a healthy pool.
Myth: Red eyes are an indication of too much chlorine in the water.
Fact: Your red eyes are an indication of an irritant in the water. However, more often than not, it’s not the chlorine that’s irritating your eyes. It’s the chloramines, or an unbalances pH that causes your itchy red eyes. If you experience such symptoms, have your pool cleaned again. Usually adding more chlorine to the water will help to sanitize it so that the chloramines no longer irritate your eyes.
Keep your pool clean to keep it healthy. For all your pool services, contact the professionals at Clean & Clear Pools! Located in Danville, California, we serve the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, and Alamo communities.
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