Designing a Swimming Pool

Two Tips for Keeping Your Swimming Pool Sanitary

Most people prefer to swim in clean water. Here are two tips you should keep in mind if you want to ensure that your pool serves as a sanitary swimming environment.

Clean or replace your swimming pool filter regularly

A pool filter is designed to extract debris (such as soil and dust) from the water. Over time, swimming pool filters can become clogged up not only with dirt and dust but also with the residue left behind by the products (such as leave-in hair conditioners, deodorants and sunscreen) that people often wear whilst taking a dip in a pool.

After a pool filter becomes clogged, it can no longer remove particulates from the water. As such, if you continue to swim in your pool long after its filter has stopped functioning, you could end up being exposed to, and perhaps even swallowing, small amounts of contaminated water.

Given this, it is essential to have your filter periodically cleaned or replaced (depending on whether or not it is reusable) by a pool contractor. If you and your family swim in your pool frequently, you should have this job done about once every year or so.

However, if you notice that your pool water looks quite cloudy in between your annual pool filter cleaning or replacement appointments, then you may need to have this task done more often, as this can sometimes be an indication of a clogged-up filter.

Keep it covered when it's not in use

One of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your swimming pool hygienically clean is to drape a pool cover over it when it is not in use.

This will prevent airborne leaves, soil particles, dust and bird droppings from landing in the water and in doing so, will spare you the hassle of having to remove visible debris from the pool with a net. It will also prevent the pool from overflowing during periods of heavy rain.

You can opt to have your pool contractor install an automatic cover, or you can purchase a detachable fabric cover. The latter is more expensive to fit but can make the process of covering and uncovering your pool a lot quicker and easier, as all you need to do is press a button.

Whilst a detachable fabric cover is far more affordable, you will have to manually place it over the pool and remove it, which can be both tiring and time-consuming. For more information, contact a business such as Leisure Coast Pool Centre.