Cleaning with pool chemicals

Frequently Asked Questions About Pool Water Treatments

There are few experiences like jumping into your own pool on a hot summer’s day or taking a dip in your hot tub on a cold winter night. However, having a pool comes with responsibilities and the use of pool chemicals can be a complicated topic for some pool owners. To help ensure that you and your guests can enjoy your pool safely, here are a few frequently asked questions about safely treating your pool’s water with pool chemicals in Vancouver:

Is chlorine really safe?

Chlorine is perfectly safe for humans if handled properly and providing it’s frequently monitored to be sure it’s at a safe level. Too much chlorine in a pool can be dangerous but it’s easy to maintain the correct levels with a little effort. Most public pools already use chlorine to keep the water safe, so it has a proven record.

What do I need to measure to keep my pool safe?

You should measure the pH, the total alkalinity, and the calcium hardness of your pool’s water regularly. You want to make sure that your water balance is right to prevent bacteria or algae from forming in your pool, to protect the pool itself from corrosion, and keep your guests safe. At Imperial Paddock Pools, we have a variety of equipment that can automatically dispense chlorine at the appropriate levels. We also provide our customers with access to our water testing labs so you can be sure your water is free of contaminants.

How often should I test my pool’s water balance?

It depends on the size of your pool and what kinds of filters you have, but generally it’s a good idea to check your pool’s levels at least once a week. You should be sure that your pool’s pH stays between 7.2 and 7.6. If the pH goes lower than 7, your pool’s water will become corrosive.

What is “pool shocking”?

This is also called superchlorination. Some contaminants in your pool, such as some suntan oils, some hairsprays, or various organic accumulations need something a little stronger than normal chlorination to get rid of them. This should be done regularly. Exactly how often will depend on your pool, so you should be sure to ask your local pool expert about your situation.

Imperial Paddock Pools – Vancouver’s Choice for Pool Chemicals, Supplies, Maintenance & More

Depending on what kind of pool you have and how often you use it, there may be special equipment that can make your job easier. At Imperial Paddock Pools, we offer pool maintenance services so you don’t have to worry at all. We are here to help you solve all your residential and commercial pool needs. Whether through specialized equipment, professional expertise or specific pool chemicals in Vancouver, our staff can give you the right advice for your situation. Contact us today to find out more.

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