Well it’s summer 2023 in Florida, and the weather outside Sarasota-Manatee is in the triple-digit heat index. How’s your pool treating you?
If you’re taking daily dips (and honestly, you should be), you probably know your pool’s chemicals intimately. But here’s what you might not know: Pool chemicals shouldn’t hurt. They shouldn’t sting your eyes or bleach your hair or leave you smelling like chlorine.
Balancing pool chemicals is tricky in the best of times. In the summer, you need a weekly professional Sarasota pool service to get them just right. Here’s why.
What Do Pool Chemicals Do?
Your pool chemicals should prevent the growth of algae, bacteria and other dangerous, disgusting organisms from flowering and taking over your pool.
Because these organisms can be hazardous to your health, pool chemicals keep your Sarasota pool safe to swim in.
And because these organisms can be slimy, green, and gross, pool chemicals keep your pool pristine, clear, and smelling clean.
Why Your Sarasota Pool Chemicals are Out of Whack
These chemicals rely on a precise balance—just the right amount of sanitizer (usually chlorine, sometimes bromine, biguanide, or minerals) in water that has just the right pH level, alkalinity and calcium level.
Not only is that balance hard to get right, but anything that goes into (or even out of) your pool throws off the whole system. So rain, leaves, dust and human beings all add things to your pool that affect your pool’s chemicals.
And our hot southwest Florida sun is out here all day, every day, causing our pool’s water to evaporate and changing the balance in that direction, too.
On top of all of that, pool chemicals all break down and lose effectiveness over time. So they always have to be replaced regardless of any other interference.
And all of these changes are happening at once, and they’re all super-charged in summertime. So how do you know what chemicals need to be adjusted, and when?
Regular Pool Service in Sarasota Saves Your Chemicals
Rather than testing and trying to maintain your pool chemicals yourself, a regular pool service in Sarasota can save you the hassle—and a lot of time and money trying to get it right.
It’s not the kind of thing you can delay, because pool problems only get worse—and quickly! So when you contract a regular service, you’re saving a lot of work and worry throughout the summer months especially.
And keep it mind, when it comes to adjusting pool chemicals, nothing can replace experience. And our pool service experts have loads of experience maintaining and servicing pools from Lakewood Ranch to Venice to Longboat Key. That’s why Bella Pool’s expert technicians can get your pool adjusted just right on a regular basis in way less time than it would take you to do it poorly.
When it comes to balancing pool chemicals in Florida summer, we know what we’re doing! And we’ll be here to do it for you over and over again.