Florida’s year-round warmth and sunshine means there’s no such thing as pool season. However, now that summer is in full swing, more and more people are getting outside and into the cool waters of privately owned or community pools. With the increasing drive to enjoy your pool, being sure it’s safe and properly maintained is more important than ever. If you’re a pool owner or manage a property including a pool, taking care of it helps to boost your property value and aesthetic appeal. While you could potentially tend to your pool yourself, staying on top of it takes a lot of work and falling behind can cause serious, costly damage.
Here are four reasons you need to hire a pool service today to protect your pool for the summer and all year long:
Algae and Calcium Build Up Prevention
When broken down to its barest elements, a pool is just a large body of still water, which makes for a perfect breeding ground for microorganism growth. The most common biological threat to pool maintenance in Bonita Springs and across South Florida is algae, the aquatic plant life potentially causing serious damage to the filtration system. Algae thrives in pools because it feeds on the debris and contaminants if left unchecked.
Chlorination of pools helps to fight algae growth and bacterial growth, but only if the chlorine levels are properly maintained. Over-chlorination can have its own adverse effects to swimmers’ health and the pool’s structure. Additionally, when the pH of a pool is unbalanced, it can cause calcification, leaving unsightly gray or white stains on tiling.
Pool cleaning and pool maintenance in Bonita Springs can help to keep your pool in top condition, preventing illness and extending its longevity. Being proactive in your pool’s care helps to prevent costly reactive repairs and pool closures. SWFL Pool Solutions can help keep your pool healthy and in great condition for your year-round enjoyment
Your pool’s pH balance can affect more than calcium build-up. As with any body of water in South Florida, your pool carries inherent risks for dangerous bacterial growth that can cause serious illness. This includes a very low risk for certain flesh-eating bacteria. Pool maintenance in Bonita Springs includes testing your pH and making the necessary adjustments to keep your water safe for swimming.
The frequency of pH balance testing largely depends on how often your pool is used and the type of traffic it sees. Testing a private pool that is only used every so often once a month should be adequate, while larger community pools with high traffic needs to be tested a few times per week. If the pH balance is too high or too low, it can signify a risk for bacteria growth or negative reactions to chemicals in the water.
SWFL Pool Solutions is experienced in dealing with pools of all types and can create a personalized treatment schedule for you and your pool maintenance needs. Beyond just offering pool cleaning in Bonita Springs, we strive to keep your pool at an ideal pH level of 7.4, the same pH as within our own bodies. This is especially important after heavy rains which can both throw off pH levels and introduce new contaminants to the water.
Water Level Maintenance
Florida is hot, and heat causes water to evaporate. Yes, even your pool can lose water to the humid summer days. When water levels fall too low, though, it can damage your pool’s filtration system, leading to expensive repairs. Keeping water levels within an ideal range helps to preserve of your pool and reduce the wear and tear on your pool system. By monitoring the water levels, SWFL Pool Solutions pool service helps to protect your investment and ensure your pool’s long-term health.
Routinely restoring the chlorine levels of your pool may require super-chlorination, also known as ‘shocking’ your pool. This process eliminates microorganisms that may be growing in the water and restores low chlorine levels to its optimal point. Shocking your pool should be done by a professional to prevent chemical burns or worsening the problem through improper treatment. If super-chlorination is not conducted properly, it can cause chloramines (compounds of chlorine, ammonia, or nitrogen) to increase in the water, making it harmful to occupy.
SWFL Pool Solutions provides the highest quality pool service in Bonita Springs. We utilize the safest, most effective solutions for your pool needs. Following a thorough test to diagnose potential issues and determine pH and chlorine levels, our team of pool maintenance experts will develop a care plan specific to your needs and budget. We can even schedule your services at your convenience!
SWFL Pool Solutions goes beyond simple pool cleaning in Bonita Springs! Contact us today to get started.