How Long Does Shock Take To Affect My Pool Water? [Facts!]

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When you hear the words ‘water pollution’ and’shocked’ often used in conjunction, you probably know exactly what is meant: pollution caused by excessive use of electricity that results in an electrical current flowing through the water table and thus affecting its chemical composition. It is fairly common knowledge that areas with a lot of industry often have very poor water quality due to the heavy metals and salts that they discharge into the environment through their wastewater.

What you might not know is that even areas of a city that are considered ‘green’ can have water pollution problems due to the sheer amount of people living there. The chemicals that they consume, whether directly through manufacture or indirectly through use of fertilisers and cleaning products, are eventually washed down the drain and find their way back into the environment. The fact that this happens more often than not means that the environment is suffering simply because more people are living there. Although this might not seem obvious, the effect is actually quite serious. To give you an example, let us take a look at the consequences of pollution on the functioning of your pool.

Increased Chlorine Demand

As we mentioned above, electricity consumption in urban areas often leads to water pollution. This is largely due to the fact that the water supply is not treated to remove chemicals from it. The result of this is often seen in waters such as pools, where the amount of chlorine required to disinfect it is increased, leading to a bloom of algae and unpleasant smells that are difficult to remove.

While this might not affect your pool to a significant degree day to day, it is something to keep in mind and could potentially lead to serious health problems. This problem is particularly visible in areas where chlorinated water is scarce and has to be paid for. In such cases, the pool owner has to decide whether to pay for an extra bottle of disinfectant or for a cleaning session.

Damage To The Alimentary Canal

Just as in the case of humans, animals are not immune to the effects of water pollution. While we might not see turtles, lizards or fish seriously affected by the consumption of water with high chemical content, it is still dangerous to their health to do so. Pets such as cats and dogs are especially susceptible to the effects of water pollution, as they often drink it directly from the tap. In such cases, the vet will often tell you to be on the lookout for symptoms such as reduced appetite, digestive distress, and skin irritation. In more serious cases, these symptoms can develop into something more dangerous to the pet’s health such as colic, diarrhoea, or vomiting. In these cases, the owner should seek veterinary help as soon as possible.

Reduced Biodiversity

Biodiversity is understood to be the variety of living organisms in an area or region. For the purpose of this article, we will use the term in a broad sense to simply mean that the presence of many different species in your pool can create a variety of positive effects. One of the best things about having more biodiversity in your pool is that it promotes better overall health by increasing the odds of you coming down with a case of the flu or cold. The more immune-system-boosting agents you have around you, the better, in this case!

Some scientists say that biodiversity in water can have a positive impact on the environment by helping to slow down the process of water pollution through the decomposition of wastes. Having more variety in your pool promotes the decomposition of waste, creates stability through the nutrients it provides, and encourages more aerobic activity.

If you are considering adding a new pool to your home or are in the process of upgrading your existing one, it is important to take the above points into consideration. Think about where you will be adding the pool and how you will be using it. With this in mind, you can decide whether or not to go ahead with the project.

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