One of the factors that need to be considered when you own a pool is ensuring that you are maintaining a safe environment for yourself and your family. More than likely, you had the pool installed in order to enjoy it on a regular basis but it also adds to the value of the home and it certainly does make for a beautiful outdoor living environment. Although having the pool has many benefits, there is also a certain amount of responsibility that goes along with owning the pool and maintaining it properly. At times, it may even be necessary for you to shock a pool in order to maintain it. What is that necessary?
Have you ever been in a public pool and you have a difficulty with a chlorine smell and a burning in your eyes? Many people tend to blame the pool owner, thinking that they are using too many chemicals but in reality, the exact opposite is true. What you smell is not the free chlorine that is in the pool in order to kill contaminants, it is actually the contaminants itself. Shocking the pool not only helps to remove bacteria from the water but it also helps to remove the contaminants that are being killed by or have already been killed by the bacteria. This organic matter can make you sick and can lead to a number of difficulties, if it is not taken care of properly.
More than likely, it is not going to be necessary for you to shock your pool on a routine basis if it is maintained properly. If you are a small family that only uses the pool periodically or if you don't have a lot of people over who swim in it, it is unlikely that you are going to introduce a lot of contaminants to the pool which will need to be cared for by the chlorine. There are some things that you can do in a preemptive manner which will help to reduce the contaminants as well. This will include taking a shower before you enter the pool, having proper ventilation to the pool and of course, not going to the bathroom in the pool.
There are times when it may be that your pool turns green because you did not maintain the proper chemical levels. If that is the case, you will need to shock the pool in order to get it back to its crystal clear condition again. When you do shock the pool, it will be necessary for you to bring the chlorine level back into balance and you should have all of the chemicals tested at that time to ensure that they are up to speed.
To maintain your pool properly, you can use services of Medallion Pools. We would be happy to assist you with a weekly pool maintenance program which will test the chemicals, check your equipment and do any necessary repairs to keep your pool up and running.