January 3, 2013 Leave a comment
As the weather starts to warm up, pools becoming enticing beds and breeding grounds for bugs, so make sure to take the time now and check the pool to enjoy safe and healthy swimming this summer.
Recent research showed that 96 per cent of Australian pools take a dive in health during the cooler months, leading to a build up of harmful bacteria which could pose serious health risks for those swimming in it, like diarrhoea, ear infections and eye and skin irritations.
Out of more than 1000 pool water samples recently taken across the country, just four per cent of pools showed a healthy pH balance and only one in five were properly chlorinated.
Using the services of a professional technician, such as the pool and spa care experts at PoolWerx, to conduct regular water health and safety checks makes sense and may prove more affordable than it would be to seek help once the water has turned ‘green’ from flourishing bacteria.
Not to mention the reduced emotional stress and costs associated with a loved-one, friend or tenant becoming sick through infected pool water.
Top five tips for early-season pool maintenance include:
- Check the pool equipment to ensure it is in property running order.
- Ensure the pH level is within healthy levels.
- Make sure chlorine levels are adequate to disinfect all microorganisms.
- Vacuum and skim the pool regularly.
- Organize a regular professional check up.
It is also a good time to check the pool’s compliance with state laws and regulations as each state and territory in Australia has its own laws governing pool safety.
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