Rain Water and its Affect on your PoolHow Rain Water Effects your Pool

Have you ever wondered the effect that rain water has on your pool? After a rainstorm the resulting water can change the chemistry of your pool. Typically the rain that falls in the southeast develops from the Atlantic Ocean and has a pH level between 4.8 and 5.6. This level of acidity can take the pH of your pool below the ideal 7.2-7.8 range. When the pH levels fall out of ideal range, your pool becomes at risk for damage to equipment, pool surfaces and can be potentially unpleasant to swim in. Also, more water volume will dilute the available chlorine which prevents its ability to keep your pool sanitized and algae free. In addition to water chemistry problems, additional water introduced to your pool from storms and run off can affect the pool’s ability to clean itself through the skimmer. A good rule of thumb is to keep the water to a level halfway up the tile line. Blue Water Pools & Spas routinely monitors its customer’s water levels. Please call us today if you would like to receive a FREE analysis of your pool water or to learn more about how to keep your pool water properly balanced.