If you want to make sure your pool remains in good shape and doesn’t present any risks to the people who swim in it, you have to keep up with maintenance. Here’s what you need to know about how pollen affects your swimming pool and how you can get rid of it.
The Pollen Problem
Having a little bit of pollen in your swimming pool might not sound like the biggest problem in the world, but the fact of the matter is there are good reasons to keep pollen out of your pool. For starters, the pollen that builds up in your pool can create a line of scum that creates unsightly stains on the sides of your pool. Pollen also has a tendency to accumulate on the walls of your pool and inside the skimmer, which can cause serious problems. Plus, some pollen can clog your pool filter and lead to reduced water flow. Another thing you have to worry about when it comes to pollen is the fact that pollen has phosphates and bacteria that can cause additional problems with your personal health as well as the health of your pool.
Preventing and Removing Pollen
When you notice you’ve got a buildup of pollen in your pool, the best thing you can do is remove it as soon as possible. Skimming pollen from the top of your pool doesn’t really work, so you have to use other techniques to remove it. Wet/dry vacuums with filters can remove some of the pollen from your pool, but the best way to keep your pool pollen-free is to use chemicals that are designed to kill pollen. There are numerous chemicals available when it comes to pollen control, including both chemicals designed to kill pollen and chemicals designed to prevent it from building up.
Get the Pool Cleaning Tools You Need
You have to take good care of your pool if you want it to last, and that means preventing and treating issues like pollen. With a full inventory of pool cleaning supplies and equipment, the professionals at Unique Pools, Spas & Billiards can help you keep your pool in pristine condition. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us at 407-296-6776 today.