Beware of chlorine!

Any pool – from a small “home” to a large public one – needs comprehensive care – regular maintenance, cleaning the bottom and walls from plaque, as well as water disinfection.

The fact is that the water in an artificial structure is not subjected to natural filtration, as happens in natural reservoirs. If it is not cleaned in a timely manner, it gradually stagnates, begins to turn green and acquires an unpleasant odor. Slime deposits form on the walls and bottom of the pool, mud and dirt accumulate, as a result of which pathogenic bacteria actively multiply in it, which can cause significant harm to human health. That is why the issue of water purification and disinfection is one of the main issues that every owner of a water structure needs to solve.

Pool Cleaning Methods

In order for swimming to be comfortable and safe for people, it is necessary to regularly carry out a set of measures for water preparation and care in any pool, which includes not only heating and ensuring its recirculation, but also thorough cleaning of the bottom and walls from plaque.

Water purification methods are divided into:

  1. Mechanical. It involves rough manual cleaning of the surface from debris, dirt and sand and eliminates the possibility of removing bacteria and microbes in the water itself. For mechanical cleaning, brushes and nets are used, with which you can remove small debris and foam, as well as special vacuum cleaners that allow you to clean the bowl of dirt and sand. Mechanical cleaning will not rid the pool of dust or silt, although it is they that lead to darkening of the water. In this case, sand or cartridge filters are used to get rid of the smallest contaminants.
  2. Chemical. It is rightfully considered the most effective way to purify water. Allows you to get rid of bacteria, microbes and other pathogens that actively multiply in water and spoil its quality. The chemical method of cleaning involves the use of effective chemicals, which are mostly presented in the form of tablets or powders. The products used may contain chlorine, bromine, hydrogen peroxide and other components.
  3. Electrophysical. This method of cleaning requires the use of rather complex and expensive equipment. It involves the disinfection of the pool using the procedure of ozonation, ionization with copper and silver or ultraviolet irradiation.

To determine which of the above methods is right for you, it is recommended to conduct a complete chemical and bacteriological analysis of the water you use for filling. It is also important to consider the material of the structure itself.

Pool cleaners

Special pool cleaners are used to disinfect the water and remove limescale. Among the most popular:

  1. Chlorine-containing. They are inexpensive and quickly cope with the task, are able to destroy the vast majority of known microorganisms in the pool, remain active for a long time, but at the same time have an unpleasant odor. Also, with constant use, pathogenic microorganisms become accustomed to the applied concentrations. In addition, they are unsafe for allergy sufferers, dry the skin and adversely affect swimwear.
  2. Brominated. They also perfectly disinfect water, but at the same time they do not have an unpleasant odor and do not irritate the skin and mucous membranes. They are characterized by a wide range of effects on microorganisms, kill viruses, bacteria, fungi, and help remove organic impurities. Effective against algae. However, in terms of efficiency, they occupy an intermediate position between active oxygen and chlorine, therefore they are not always suitable for use in large structures. They cost more than chlorine-containing reagents.
  3. Ozonation. Ozone is a strong oxidizing agent that can destroy bacteria, viruses and spores. In fact, cleaning the pool with ozonation is a several times faster procedure for natural water purification. Ozone destroys almost all known bacteria and viruses, has an activity higher than that of chlorine. Does not irritate the skin and mucous membranes, does not leave a smell. Treatment of water with ozone gives it a bluish tint. At the same time, ozone is unstable and quickly decomposes into ordinary oxygen.

A set of measures for cleaning the pool is selected depending on its purpose, the volume of the bowl, the type of filters and the state of the reservoir. The selection criteria are also the degree of pollution, the level of acidity of the water, the type of surface and other factors.

The main rule of our company is to preserve the health of customers, so we offer an alternative to the listed methods of water purification – disinfection using the unique Necon chlorine-free technology, which is produced by ionization with silver and copper ions.

How to properly clean a pool

In order for swimming to be safe, it is necessary to provide the bowl with comprehensive care. In addition to cleaning the water itself, it is important to remove plaque from the walls and bottom of the bowl.

To clean the bowl, follow these steps in sequence:

  1. Drain the water, and if the pool has been empty for a long time, it is necessary to moisten the bowl.
  2. Apply the reagent to the walls and bottom of the bowl to remove lime deposits and algae. The substance must be left on the surface for a certain time, then rinse thoroughly and remove the remnants of plaque with a special sponge or washcloth.
  3. Wait until the bowl is completely dry, and then fill it with clean water to the required level.
  4. Measure the pH of the water with a tester to achieve the optimal value.
  5. Add disinfectants to water.
  6. Apply algaecides to suppress the growth of algae and fungi, as well as special means to make the water transparent.

In addition, it is necessary to clean the equipment and parts of the pool. To do this, treat the metal elements with special reagents for stainless steel, replace or clean the filter, check for contaminants in the constituent filtration elements, and also process the butt seams.

Common Mistakes When Cleaning Your Pool

Errors during cleaning can lead to pathogenic bacteria, microbes, fungi and other microorganisms remaining in the water, and plaque on the walls and bottom of the bowl, which in combination will have an adverse effect on human health.

Among the most common mistakes people make when cleaning are:

  1. The use of household chemical reagents for cleaning the bowl and water instead of those specially designed for this purpose.
  2. Using folk methods: vinegar, citric acid, salt, soda, etc.

The wrong choice of reagents for treating the walls and bottom of a hydraulic structure or the choice for cleaning household and folk remedies can lead to insufficient sanitation, which in the future will reduce the life of the pool and have a detrimental effect on the structure as a whole.

Proper pool maintenance

Proper care of the pool and water in it includes a number of recommendations:

  1. Mandatory installation of a filter.
  2. Daily collection of debris from the surface. The biggest damage is caused by fallen leaves, insects, especially bees, wasps and earwigs. If possible, this cleaning should be carried out twice a day.
  3. Water treatment twice a week to reduce the risk of its “blooming”.

If preschool children swim in the pool, then it is recommended to change the water in it more often.

In addition, it is necessary to regularly check the operation of technical systems, promptly identify and eliminate faults. It is not recommended to do this on your own, it is better to involve specialists.

Properly carried out cleaning of the pool will allow you to get rid of the main enemies of any artificial reservoirs – microorganisms that very quickly turn clean water into a liquid hazardous to health. And only with an integrated and comprehensive approach to the issue of cleaning the pool, it is possible to achieve the highest level of cleanliness and safety in artificial reservoirs.

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