How Do I Know If My Pool Is Safe to Swim In?

How Do I Know If My Pool Is Safe to Swim In?

Summer is right around the corner, and if you’re like most people, that means you’re ready to jump in the pool for some much-needed relief from the summer heat. However, before you can fully enjoy relaxing in your pool, it’s important to make sure it is safe to swim in.

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Check Your Pool for These 5 Things

When inspecting a pool to determine whether or not it is safe to swim in, you should always check the following things:

Water clarity: You should be able to clearly see the bottom of the pool. If the water is cloudy or green there may be algae or bacteria present in the water. This could be due to imbalanced chemicals or lack of water circulation.
Smell: The water should not have a strong chlorine smell. That smell is a chemical compound created when chlorine interacts with sweat, urine, hair, and skin. A strong chlorine smell means there isn’t enough chlorine to disinfect the water. It can also cause skin and eye irritation.
The feel of water and pool walls: If the water and pool walls feel slimy or oily it probably means the chlorine isn’t working and could mean there is unhealthy bacteria in the water. It also increases the chances of slips and injuries.
Water circulation: Pool jets help to circulate pool chemicals and filter the water to keep it clean. Put your hand in front of the jet and you should feel the water being forced out. The pool pump and filter should run 8-10 hours a day for the best results.
Chemical balance: The proper chemical balance ensures that the pool water is safe and enjoyable to swim in. You should test the pool water at least once per week and adjust the chemicals as needed. The ideal chemical balance is:

○ pH between 7.2 and 7.6
○ Alkalinity between 120 and 150 ppm
○ Chlorine between 1 and 3 ppm
○ Calcium hardness between 200 and 400 ppm

Pool Cleaning and Maintenance by Pink Dolphin Pool Care

Pink Dolphin Pool Care can help ensure your pool is safe to swim in. We know the best way to ensure your pool is safe to swim in is by properly cleaning and maintaining it. Regular cleaning and maintenance includes testing the chemical levels, skimming the surface to clear debris, vacuuming the pool floor, and cleaning the filters. It also requires checking pool equipment like pumps, heaters, and filters is necessary to ensure that they are functioning correctly.

There is a lot that goes into keeping your pool clean, safe, and enjoyable. If you don’t have time to properly maintain your pool, or if you’d rather spend your time enjoying the pool than cleaning it, hire Pink Dolphin for affordable and routine pool services.

Pink Dolphin Pool Care is a well respected and reliable pool care company serving Glendale, North West Valley, Peoria, Sun City, and other communities in the Phoenix area.

We provide full-service pool cleaning that includes everything you need to keep your pool in top condition.
Services can be scheduled as needed or on a weekly basis, so you never have to worry about if your pool is safe to swim in. With Pink Dolphin, it will be!

To schedule pool cleaning or repair services, call Pink Dolphin Pool Care at (602) 688-7465.

Pool Inspections in Glendale, AZ. Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late

Pool Inspections in Glendale, AZ. Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late

When looking for a new home, inspections are a natural part of the process. You want to make sure that this big investment you’re making is a good one and there aren’t going to be any costly surprises down the road. However, most people just think home inspection, completely forgetting about the second part of the home: the backyard.

Many people don’t think about pool inspections in Glendale, AZ. Don’t wait until it’s too late and you end up purchasing a house with a pool that drowns you in costly repairs and maintenance. Call Pink Dolphin Pool Care for expert pool inspections in Glendale.

Pool Inspections in Glendale, AZ. Don't Wait Until it's Too Late

Inspection Process

Pink Dolphin Pool Care offers comprehensive pool inspection services to evaluate the current condition of all the pool’s components. The inspection process consists of four phases for a thorough evaluation:

  • Placement & Protection. The first phase consists of determining the placement of the pool to rule out any potential safety hazards. This includes fencing, gates, screen enclosures, location and proximity of electrical outlets and wires, and proximity to the house.
  • Deck & Coping. Phase two consists of inspection of the deck surface conditions, i.e cracks, discoloration, and pitting. It also includes inspection of the coping (open joints, cracking) surrounding the pool area. Drains are also inspected in this phase for the presence of anti-vortex covers.
  • The third phase inspects pool lights, junction box condition & location, pumps, filters, piping, timers, heaters, controls, accessories, skimmers and the examination of electrical bonding.
  • Equipment Operation. The last phase inspects how well the equipment works. The pump, leakage of the pool, proper skimming, verifying the functionality of the filtration system, heater activation, and filter pressure are among the items that are inspected.

The inspection phase process allows us to get a complete overview of the pool in order to help you determine if this pool with this home is an investment you want to make.

Full Report

Once the inspection is completed, a full and detailed report will be generated for you. It will include a summary of our findings, general maintenance tips, and it will also identify areas in need of attention. These tips will help you understand how to make the pool functional and reasonable to upkeep. With this report, you will feel confident in your decision-making process to either purchase or not purchase the home. We will also go over the report with you and answer any questions you have about it. Our pool technicians are very friendly, knowledgeable, and can help you better understand the findings within the report. To help make the best decision on your pool and home, call Pink Dolphin Pool Care today at (602) 688-7465.

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