How Does Rainwater affect your swimming pool?
If you're like us, then you love swimming in your backyard pool on a hot summer day. But have you ever stopped to think about how the rain water can affect the pool's water quality? In this blog post, we'll talk about how rain water can cause your pool to become cloudy and how you can prevent that from happening. Stay tuned!
When heavy rains move over your home, the rainwater can raise the water level in the pool. If the water gets high enough, the skimmer can stop functioning, meaning it no longer circulates and skims the surface of your pool. This allows leaves, bugs, flower buds, and other debris to accumulate on the water surface and eventually settle to the bottom of your pool. It is very important as rainwater falls into the pool, that you backwash your pool down or use a pump to pump the water down if it gets to high. Not only will this make your pool look nasty, but it can also be dangerous for swimmers. cloudy water can reduce visibility, making it difficult to see any obstacles in the pool.
There are a few things you can do to prevent your pool from getting cloudy after a rainstorm. First, make sure that your pool is covered when it's not in use. This will help keep leaves and other debris from getting into the water. Second, invest in a good quality pool cover. A pool cover will not only keep your pool clean, but it will also help reduce evaporation. Finally, be sure to backwash your pool regularly. Backwashing helps remove debris and dirt from the filter, which can prevent cloudiness.
We hope you found this blog post helpful! If you have any questions, please give us a call at A Pool and Spa!