Homeowners that have swimming pools usually don’t enjoy the process of adding chemicals. The task quickly becomes a chore—although it’s an essential one. Within even a few days of neglect, your pool water can turn from healthy to disgusting. Poor water quality can also have several negative consequences, which we will explain below.
What Happens If You Don’t Put Chemicals in Your Pool?
If you don’t put chemicals in your pool, you allow natural forces to take over. That might sound fine; after all, you can swim in a lake, right? Lake water can be unsafe to swim in and certainly should not be swallowed, and even so, it has plants, animals and beneficial bacteria to keep it healthier. Your pool, on the other hand, probably doesn’t have those safety measures in place.
Here is what can happen when you don’t put chemicals in your pool:
- Bacteria growth: The number one consequence of letting your pool water go untreated is that it will harbour and then grow bacteria. Depending on what grows, this can result in water discoloration, bad smells, and negative health consequences.
- Algae blooms: Algae commonly takes over pools that are left untreated. Algae overgrowth can stain pool walls. It is slippery, which can lead to accidents.
- Recovery time: Once your pool develops these kinds of problems, it takes a while to fix them. Further, algae spores are likely to remain and regrow unless dealt with properly.
You can also suffer health impacts if you are swimming in pool water that does not have any chemicals or not enough chemicals, and so on. The health impacts range from mild to serious, including:
- Itchy skin
- Burning eyes
What Chemicals Does a Pool Need?
Pools need a handful of chemicals in order to stay healthy. That includes:
You can also use stain and scale control if you want to keep your pool looking pristine all season long.
Looking to keep your pool healthy? Get in touch with us today to know more about the best pool chemicals we have.
How to Check Chemicals in Your Pool
How often should you put chemicals in your pool? In short, as often as you need to keep its levels in check. You need to test pool water regularly to know what chemicals are needed.
Luckily, we can give you more specific guidance based on your type of pool and the test results you’re getting from the water.
Choose Leisure Industries for Your Pool Chemicals
At Leisure Industries, we offer convenient, quality versions of all the chemicals you need to keep your pool healthy and spotless. Look through our selection today or reach out to our experts to discuss what you need.