3 Lesser-Known Signs That Your Pool Water Is Out Of Balance
How do you know if your swimming pool is just a little gross, or a real health hazard?
Signs Your Water is Out of Balance
There are obvious, common signs we all know alerting you that the water in your pool or hot tub may be out of balance. These signs include strong signals such as a green mess of algae or the strong, burning aroma of too much chlorine. Then there are other signs that are not so obvious, but simple to catch if you are aware! Here are 3 lesser-known signals to watch for.
1) Cloudy or discolored water
Cloudy or discolored water is one of the first signs that the right amounts of chemicals aren’t in the pool.
2) Frequently adding water
It is important to keep an eye out for leaks. If you find yourself adding water to your pool frequently, that can dilute your pool water chemistry and eventually damage the plumbing.
3) Clear or pink slime
Look out for any clear or pink slime, especially if you use a garden hose to add water to your pool. A hose is the perfect environment for nasty slime to develop and filling your pool with a hose will transfer it right into your pool.
Damage to the Pool
Obviously no one wants to swim in cloudy, discolored or slimy water. The pools at the Rio Olympics turned bright green when the wrong chemicals were added, mixed with chlorine, and allowed algae to grow overnight. Unbalanced pool water like that is pretty gross to swim in and it can damage the pool itself, leaving stains on the pool's surfaces or causing corrosion in the plumbing, as well as to any ladders, handrails, or pumps. And that can lead to costly repairs in the future.
If you want to avoid all of these hassles and ensure the water in your pool or hot tub stays balanced, consider a pHin smart monitor. This little device constantly monitors your water and automatically sends you the exact chemicals you need to keep the water in your pool and hot tub healthy. If you need someone to service your equipment, Pool Service on Demand instantly connects you to local, qualified pool techs.