Well folks, it’s hot out here in Lakewood Ranch. All part of living in paradise, right? Good thing we’ve got our pools to keep us cool.
Of course here in peak pool season, you really need to keep on top of your pool services. After all, if you and your loved ones are going to be swimming on a daily basis, you want to make sure the experience is as healthy and refreshing as it feels. Here are a few things to consider.
Pool Services for Increased Use
As we enjoy our pools on a daily basis, and we invite everyone from North Port to Bradenton to come take a swim with us, too, our pools are absorbing a lot of human activity. So what does that mean?
First off, more people in the pool means more people particles. That is, sweat, skin, hair and oils—plus whatever non-human bits you may be taking with you into the pool, like dust, dirt and grass. (Especially if you like to dive right in after mowing the yard or cleaning the shed.)
This sounds gross, but it doesn’t have to be. After all, pools are ideally designed to handle people (and everything that comes off of them). You just have to make sure your pool is in prime condition to handle all of this stuff.
Summer pool services mean keeping your chemicals properly balanced so that they’re killing any bacteria that gets introduced to the water, without irritating everyone who’s going for a swim.
And remember, if you start to smell chlorine, that DOES NOT mean there’s too much; it means there’s too little. You smell chlorine biproducts when your pool becomes overwhelmed with human contaminants.
Pool Services for Florida Summer Weather
So, two things to know about southwest Florida summer weather: It’s really hot, and it’s really rainy. These two weather phenomena can cause problems for your pool. In fact, hot weather and heavy rains cause the exact opposite problems. Oops.
Hot weather—and especially, lots of summer sunlight and extreme UV conditions—causes the H2O in your pool to evaporate. When you remove pure water from your pool through evaporation, you’re left with a higher concentration of chemicals.
On the other hand, when we get heavy rainfall, we’re adding even more freshwater to the pool, diluting those chemicals.
So what do we do?
Well, you have to test your pool’s chemicals on a daily basis, and then balance accordingly. Or, even easier, just sign up for regular, recurring pool service checks. Hire a professional to stay on top of these things. This is what we do every day. Balancing chemicals is second-nature to us. And we’re happy to keep you and your fellow swimmers comfortable all summer long.