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Mistakes made by pool owners

With it still being very hot in Namibia we get regular requests for a “once off pool clean”. We often find the following mistakes leading to the pool owner not getting his pool water's chemical balance right.

Thinking you're are a Water Park
If you are regularly hosting huge pool parties, you should probably adjust the way that you are treating your pool. The more bodies that are in a pool, the more chlorine and pool chemicals you are going to need to keep things in balance. Before you have a number of people over and immediately afterward, you should use extra chemicals to reset everything. You should also take extra time to clean your pool by cleaning your filter via a proper backwash.

Letting “Butch” In
Many pets love playing in the pool, but their fur and all of the mud on their paws is not very good for the state of your pool. If you are going to allow your pets in the pool, you should put cover over the entire pool the moment that they get out. The day after you let your pets jump in, you should clean your filter and skimmer basket to keep the hair completely out of the pool.

Leaving Your Pump Off
Leaving your swimming pool pump turned off might save you a few N$, on your electric bill, but there's a good chance you'll be taking that money and simply spending it on chlorine and pool chemicals later. Since a properly installed swimming pool is made to keep itself clean with pumps and filters, turning those things off or taking them away can throw everything out of balance. Always leave your swimming pool on for at least 7-8 hours a day, especially during the summer months and periods of heavy use. A pool pump being switched off for long periods in time will definitely get damaged as the water standing in the pump has chemicals like acid which ruins for example the mechanical seal.

If you want more info on how to get the maintenance bill of the pool down kindly contact us at the LIC pool shop in Macadam street Windhoek

Tel: 061-232839 Fax: 061-238602

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