We’re exposed to chemicals in every facet of our life, even when we go swimming in a pool. The pool tiles, concrete, plumbing, and water all contains chemical compounds. But in recent years, we’ve gotten a lot of questions from people in Glendale about whether the chemicals we use in swimming pool maintenance are actually safe, and whether or not they can trust articles on the internet that advise them to switch to “chlorine-free swimming pool maintenance.”
As your swimming pool service experts throughout Glendale the and surrounding areas, it’s our mission to help you keep your pool clean and safe for many years to come. That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of information regarding the validity of chemical-free pools as well as the reasons that we typically advise people to rely on chemical-based swimming pool maintenance from Universal Pool Service.
Pool Sanitation Isn’t Optional
Why is swimming pool maintenance and regular pool cleaning so important? Because people are filthy. It doesn’t matter how many times you shower, the instant that you dive into your pool, you introduce germs into the water. Studies have shown that each swimmer introduces 0.14 grams of fecal matter to the pool, on average. The amount is slightly higher when the swimmer is a child. Now think about who does the most swimming in your pool and…YIKES!
Most people don’t realize that swimming in a pool that’s not properly maintained can put them at risk for waterborne illnesses including diarrhea, swimmer’s ear, and a variety of skin infections. You wouldn’t sit in a bathtub with 10 of your neighbors after they spent 2 two weeks camping in the woods without a shower, but entering a swimming pool that isn’t properly treated with chemicals to kill the viruses and bacteria that humans deposit is essentially the same thing.
There Are Only Two True Ways To Sanitize A Pool
It’s true that chemicals aren’t the only way to execute proper swimming pool maintenance, but there’s a very good reason why it’s the method that most swimming pool owners and swimming pool service professionals rely on in Glendale.
Sanitation of pool water can only be accomplished by:
- Adding chemicals to the pool
- Subjecting pool water to ultra-violet light
Swimming Pool Maintenance With Chemicals
“Common sanitizing chemicals include the traditional chlorine-based sanitizers, chlorine generated from salt in saltwater pools, bromine-based sanitizers, copper and silver ions, and ozone gas,” explains the Water Quality And Health Council. These chemicals are used because they destroy germs, and in the case of chlorine- and bromine- based sanitizers, have staying power. This means they’ll continue to deliver germ control effects for days and even weeks after they’re applied. If you don’t want to be worried about checking or balancing your pool’s chemicals on a regular basis, sign up for monthly chemical service from Universal Pool Service.
Swimming Pool Maintenance With UV Light
Although it takes some knowledge and experience, adding sanitizing chemicals to a swimming pool is a fairly easy and affordable task that most people can handle. Using UV light to sanitize a pool takes quite a bit more effort and equipment. If you want to keep your pool clean using this method, you’ll have to invest in a UV pool sanitizing system that emits “emit a high intensity germicidal light ray that alters or disrupts the DNA or RNA of targeted organisms such as algae, bacteria, viruses, cysts and protozoa,” explains SpectraLightUV. These lights have to be running any time your pump is operating, 12-24 hours a day in most cases. Doesn’t this sound like a lot of effort when you could just hire Universal Pool Service for swimming pool maintenance?
Universal Pool Service Are Your Swimming Pool Maintenance Experts In Glendale
We understand that you’re concerned about chemical exposure when swimming and that inexperienced swimming pool maintenance experts often make the mistake of adding far too many chemicals to a pool, which decreases your enjoyment and comfort. The highly-trained swimming pool technicians at Universal Pool Service are trained to use only the amount of chemicals that are necessary to properly sanitize your pool. You won’t have to worry about red eyes or itchy skin when you choose to hire us for your Glendale swimming pool maintenance!