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Heat and good weather: Tips for maintaining your pool

Heat and good weather: Tips for maintaining your pool

Whoever says good weather says swimming too, but heat can have an effect on the condition of pools, as the risks of bacteria in the water and equipment breakage are higher.

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“[Un bon entretien] “You’re not only protecting the investment, but the swimmers as well,” said Jeffrey Charlebois, Bio-lab’s director of retail development.

Here are some tips for maintaining your pool in hot weather:

1. Maintenance Products: A must for the pool

In addition to the usual products such as chlorine or balancing products, it may be wise to use a stabilizer to prolong their effectiveness and help sanitize the water.

“It’s a bit like chlorine sunscreen,” said Charlebois. Hence he specifies that with this product the chlorine will burn less quickly, allowing it to work for about 6 hours.

2. Watch out for evaporation

During a heat wave, it is important to check the pool water level because it can evaporate more quickly. Too low a water level can not only affect the effectiveness of sterilization products, but also prevent equipment from working properly.

3. Do shock therapy

When it’s hot, we prefer swimming to cool off. So, in those cases, “there’s going to be a lot of contaminants that are going to be introduced into the water,” Jeffrey Charlebois explained.

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So it becomes important to perform shock therapy to get rid of them.

4. Test the water

If you’re not sure what products to use, it’s possible to have your waters tested at a retailer, said Mr. Charlebois. To do this, simply bring a sample in a bottle so that the employee can analyze it. But be careful, it must be analyzed within an hour after it is collected, otherwise the data may be wrong.