Taking a dip in the pool can be refreshing, and socializing by the pool is great fun. Am I right? What is not great fun is pool water that facilitates algae growth and staining, and raises health concerns because it isn’t properly sanitized. That is why shocking your pool is so important.
Pool chlorine is made to counteract the growth of algae and to attack harmful microorganisms including bacteria that can come from debris, sunscreens, lotions, (now I’m going to get a little gross here…), sweat, urine, saliva, bird droppings and unwashed or poorly bathed swimmers. I know, disgusting. Don’t stress too much though because when you shock your pool, chlorine becomes even more effective. Pool shocking is when you raise your chlorine to very high levels to eradicate contaminants…and then let it fall to lower levels that are safe for swimming once again.
Maintaining your pool water’s chemical balance can reduce the frequency with which you will need to shock your pool. However, even if you are diligent about keeping your pool clean and your chemicals balanced, there are a bunch of elements that can wreak havoc with your pool water balance, including heavy use, rain, topping off your water levels and even sun and wind.
If you would prefer to leave all the hassles of pool maintenance and cleaning to a professional, just get an affordable quote for SE Pool Supply & Chemical. We can work out a convenient pool service plan that perfectly suits your needs and schedule.
SE Pools is so great for affordably pool supplies and service that it is shocking! Stop by our convenient Dixie Freeway location in New Smyrna Beach and see for yourself.