Caring for Your Pool Chemistry

If you own a residential pool in Tampa, FL, watch this video for some tips on how to maintain a healthy chemical balance in your pool. The video begins by explaining the process known as “shocking,” or superchlorinating, the pool. This involves adding a large dose of chlorine to the pool two to four times a month. This helps to kill off any harmful bacteria and algae which may have built up in the water. It also helps to dissolve and clear away debris from sunscreen, sweat, leaf litter, plants, urine, and other substances which may have polluted the water.

The presenter stresses that daily chlorination is insufficient. In order to keep your pool free from organic waste matter, you should shock it on a regular basis. The video explains that, left untreated, the organic waste can cause red eye and unpleasant odors.