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How to Keep Your Pool Algae Free During the Summer Heat


How to Keep Your Pool Algae Free During the Summer Heat

Pool owners have the luxury of taking a dip to cool down when it's hot, but the heat means more maintenance for a swimming pool. 

The current high temperatures being experienced around the country are warming up swimming pools to the extent that the water temperature is ideal for algae growth. More attention needs to be given to a pool to ensure that algae does not have the opportunity to take over and turn the water into ‘pea soup’.

To make your life easier, make sure that you stay on top of pool maintenance this summer.

Good to know: 

- To reduce electricity consumption only switch on the pool filtration system at night. Set the timer to run from 10pm to 6am (off peak hours) and you will have a clean pool for less.

- Water restrictions around the country vary from region to region, so check with you local municipality before topping up a swimming pool to avoid penalties for excessive water usage, and also do your bit.

- Ask children and visitors not to splash around in the pool as this results in water wastage.

- Turn off fountains and water features that run off the pool to reduce evaporation. If you have a pool cover, put this in place when not in use, as this also cuts down on evaporation.

- Check the pool water more frequently than usual, perhaps 2 or 3 times a week, to ensure pH and other levels remain constant.

Article courtesy of  Prop24/

Author P24/home-dzine
Published 20 Jan 2016 / Views -
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