According to many Myrtle Beach pool maintenance experts, there are certain things that a homeowner should do to their swimming pools after it rains. This is especially true for continuous heavy rains. Keep in mind that the rain can affect your swimming pool in a number of ways. And you as the pool owner should make sure these will not cause costly and severe damage to your swimming pool.
Primarily, the rain can affect the pH balance of your swimming pool simply because rain can be acidic. Also, the added rain can increase your pool water level, diluting it and, thus, altering its chemical balance. Aside from this, the dirt and debris running off from your lawn or garden could end up in your swimming pool during the rain. Thus, among the many things that you need to do after it rains is clean your swimming pool and check its water chemistry.
Cleaning your swimming pool
This should be the first thing on your pool maintenance checklist after the rain has passed. You will need to remove all dirt and debris including fallen leaves and branches from your swimming pool. Note that these can be blown from other places to your swimming pool by the strong winds that accompanied the rain. Some of these dirt and debris may have also come from your lawn or yard.
The most effective and easiest way to clean your swimming pool after the rain is to skim it first. This will allow you to remove fallen leaves and other debris floating on your swimming pool. When you have removed all floating debris, you can now proceed to vacuuming the swimming pool to remove the dirt and debris that have settled at the bottom of your pool. You can opt to use a manual pool vacuum or an automatic pool cleaner for much faster cleaning of your swimming pool. Keep in mind that your swimming pool needs to be clean and free of any dirt or debris before you proceed to testing its chemical balance and pH level.
Checking water chemical balance similar to your regular pool maintenance routine
Rainwater is acidic. Thus, when it mixes with your swimming pool water, it can change the pool’s water chemistry and pH level. As a result, it can create an ideal environment for algae and bacterial growth. You need to be able to test your pool’s water chemistry and pH level as soon as you can after the rain to prevent your swimming pool from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria and algae.
Use your home test kits to check the pH level of your swimming pool as well as its alkalinity level or bring your pool water sample to Elko Spas Billiards and Pools and we will test it for you. Note that when your pool water is too acidic, it will also have high alkalinity level. Adjust as necessary using pool chemicals that you have on hand to bring your pool water back to normal levels. If you do not have the right pool chemicals to adjust the pool water chemistry, call a pool professional to assist you. Elko Spas Billiards and Pools provides assistance for homeowners in adjusting the water chemistry of their swimming pool. They also provide professional cleaning and maintenance services to help homeowners better take care of their swimming pools.
Effective and efficient pool maintenance is even more important after the rain. Make sure you know what to do. Call Elko Spas Billiards and Pools now for professional assistance.
Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588