Maintaining a Healthy Pool Chemistry When It Rains
People often ask us, “Is there anything I should do to my pool after it rains?” It’s a very common question and for good reason. Rain can sometimes affect your pool water chemistry. Because rainwater is acidic, it can alter your pool’s pH balance. In turn, the water can become corrosive and cause damage to the plaster and metal parts of the pool. Heavy rain also means that you may have more water in the pool that can dilute the chemistry. After the rain, you may need some swimming pool maintenance.
The extent of the chemistry issues will depend on how much rain you get. Light rain isn’t likely to make a significant impact on your pool. Although, it is always best to be certain that your pool water chemistry is properly balanced at all times.
When it does rain heavily, take time to do the following:
- Clean the pool to remove the dirt, leaves, and debris.
- Check the pH and alkalinity levels.
- Check chlorine or sanitizer levels.
- Check the water level. If you have excess water, you can drain a little by using your filter’s “waste” setting.
- If the rain was particularly heavy, you could shock your pool to help fight off any contaminants that the rain may have brought to your pool.
Swimming pool maintenance isn’t a burden you must undertake by yourself. At Sparkling Clear Pool Service, we understand what it takes to keep a pool clean, sanitary, and well-maintained. Be sure to contact us on 214-361-0255 for all of your pool maintenance needs in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and beyond!