Enjoying the fun and excitement of their very own backyard oasis is a dream come true for first-time pool owners. Sometimes in their enthusiasm for making the most out of this new adventure, people can get carried away with off-the-wall ideas. Or maybe it’s a long-time pool owner who has been looking for a way to liven up their next pool party by watching crazy stunts online. They see some wild new ideas and decide to try them out only to end up damaging their pool or endangering their friends and family members. Since that’s the last thing any pool owner in their right mind would want to do, we’ve compiled a helpful list of things NOT to try in your pool.
What NOT To Do To Your Pool Water
The first topic we’re going to tackle is things people should never do to their pool water. Whether it’s changing the temperature to one that’s not recommended, taking out chemicals you’re supposed to include, or adding something unusual to the pool water, these are all bad ideas that can harm your pocketbook, your health, or your pool. Read on to find out more details about why you should avoid these types of pool water-related mistakes.
Don’t Leave The Chemicals Out of Your Pool Water
Sometimes people have concerns about pool chemicals posing a health risk. It’s no wonder they feel this way. There’s a lot of information floating around on the internet about cutting out as many chemicals from our lives as possible to safeguard our health from potential damage. Some of this information may be legitimate and beneficial, while some may be inaccurate, causing unnecessary fear. It’s often difficult to tell the difference between the two.
To live as “natural” a life as possible, certain pool owners have chosen to do something that could end up causing serious health problems. They leave the chemicals out of the pool altogether. They think doing so will help keep them safe from the hazards of chemicals, but this is an extremely dangerous idea. That’s because stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Chemicals like chlorine are used in pool water because they oxidize and sanitize the water, hold a residual value, and kill algae. If you take the chemicals out, you lose all of that protection.
Some people want to avoid using chlorine or a similar sanitizing chemical in their pools, because they have sensitive skin that breaks out after pool use. Or maybe the chlorine bothers their eyes. Normally these types of problems don’t indicate an allergy to the chemicals. Instead, they may reveal that the pH level in the water is out of balance. To remedy this common problem, be sure to conduct pool water tests regularly and change the chemical levels in your pool as needed.
In our next article, we’ll take a look at some of the other things people do to their pool water that are a bad idea. Avoid these mistakes if you want to enjoy a safe, fun time in your backyard pool.
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