Summer is definitely here! Down here in Texas, the rains have stopped and we have had several weeks now of upper 90's to 100 degree weather. What does this mean to us pool owners? More chlorine loss from the sun and more water loss due to evaporation. Ohh, and more playing in the pool too! Here are some summertime tips for your pool:
- Make sure your Chlorine Stabilizer levels are on the higher end of the recommended ranges in hot climates. This will help keep more chlorine in the water longer.
- Check your chlorine levels daily until you are used to how much loss you are getting. Once you get used to your daily FC loss, you can do a little more guestimating on how much Chlorine to add every day.
- If you have a salt water chlorine generator, adjust percentage or pump runtime as needed to keep up with demand
- Higher water temperatures have an effect on your CSI levels. (read more about CSI here) Make sure to enter your pool's temperature in Pool Logger to make sure you aren't suceptable to scale due to higher water temps.
- Top off your water before you start sucking in air from your skimmers. Evaporation happens a lot faster in the summer, don't let it sneak up on you.
- If you have a big pool party, check your chlorine levels afterwards. Lots of people in the pool = lots of chlorine loss.
- Have fun!
Follow these tips and you are sure to have a well balanced pool all summer long. Ohh and don't forget your Pool Noodles!