Pool maintenance after heavy rainSimon Miller
Cape Town is going trough a relay bad drought and swimming pools are a big focus for a lot of people. However with heavy rains there is some things wee need to keep in mind.
Heavy rains can really affect you swimming pool. Don’t delay treating it, and you can prevent a small problem from turning into a big issue.
Here are steps for getting swimming pools back into pristine shape:
1. If the pool is operational after heavy rain, remove any excess water from the pool by backwashing or wasting through the filter.
2. Test the pool water’s pH, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness ( or take about a liter of water to your nearest Perfect Pools shop for computerized water analysis). to make the necessary adjustments
3. For chlorinated pools, apply a double dosage of a chlorinating shock product such as BioGuard’s Burn Out® or BioGuard Lite. Circulate pool for 24 hours. Monitor the chlorine level for the next 24 hours to ensure you can maintain a 1 – 3ppm level. Add chlorinating shock as needed to maintain levels. Using a Algae treatment like BioGuard MSA II will also help to prevent algae or algae stains. Especially with the systems that use roof or gutter water to fill the pool.
To assist with the current situation Perfect Pools are offering a wide range of services that will make pool maintenance easy, effective and most importantly ensuring your property is being maintained and looked after the correct way.
Backwash Tanks – We offer the installation of backwash tanks to save as much water as possible.
Fillup with Rain water – We do have options where we connect a flexible host ot a nearby gutter to fill the pool whenever it rains.
Chemicals Treatment – After heavy rains there is always dirt and debris that washes into the pool, we can assist by treating the water for algae or green water.
Contact us with any questions or to book a service call – 0860 697665