Swimming in any kind of water is healthy and pleasant, but there are a few environments that need a little more care.
The chlorine in the pool is one of them. It’s highly toxic and often leads to all kinds of health problems. That’s why it’s essential to have proper chlorine levels in the water.
On the other hand, the green environment around the pool is quite lovely, and it encourages people to take a dip. Even though the water is clean and fresh, due to lack of sunlight, it gets cold pretty fast.
So if you want to keep your friends healthy, you need to make sure the water in your pool is safe for them to swim in. Fortunately, there are a few ways to adjust the chlorine level and the temperature of your pool’s water without affecting the color.
The simplest and probably the most effective way to keep your pool water clean is by adding more chlorine. As a matter of fact, too much chlorine can be dangerous to your friends’ health. But that’s why it’s important to add just the right amount of it. Too little chlorine, and the water may seem clear, but that’s all it is – seemingly clear.
If you want your pool water to be crystal clear, you need to add at least four or five gallons of chlorine to every pool. But if you want only the pleasant sensation of swimming in a cool, refreshing pool, then two or three gallons should do just fine.
Chlorine is a compound that occurs naturally in the environment. It’s mostly derived from seawater and land-based sewer systems. When it meets with fresh water, the chlorine quickly separates out, and the amount that remains in the water depends on the temperature. At room temperature, the chlorine stays dissolved for a while, but when the water gets colder, the molecules begin to separate out and the chlorine starts to accumulate on the surface. That’s why the chlorine in your pool seems to disappear after the temperature drops below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you want to adjust the amount of chlorine in your pool without changing the color, you can use this trick. Just place a thermometer in the water next to the wall, and observe how the chlorine level behaves. The surface will begin to accumulate a reddish tint as the temperature drops, and that’s when you know you need to add some more chlorine.
Just like when you go for a swim in the summer, the sunlight makes the water around the pool become increasingly less attractive as the temperature drops. You can boost the temperature of the water by adding more sunlight, so if you want to keep the pool’s green color, you need to make sure there are plenty of lights around it. But that doesn’t mean you have to put up lots of expensive sun fixtures. You can use any type of lamp or candlelight to suffice.
There is yet another way to keep the water in your pool clean and green. All you need is some chemicals, and this method doesn’t require you to change the water’s temperature or add additional chlorine. A lot of pools contain chemicals called sanitizers, which kill off the microscopic organisms that inhabit all water, whether in a pool or in a pond. This method is usually more effective at removing algae and other types of impurities than just leaving it to time and temperature to do its job.
Mix one part hydrogen peroxide with three parts water, and you have a powerful chemical mixture that will remove all algae and other types of microscopic impurities from the water. Just keep in mind that this type of chemicals will start damaging metals and rubber at very low concentrations.
So while swimming is an excellent way to stay hydrated and relaxed, there are a few aspects of the environment around your pool that you need to care for. One of the most important is the chlorine level in the water. By adding more chlorine or using a chemical additive to lower the chlorine levels, you will be able to maintain a clean pool without worrying about your friends getting sick.