We all like to stretch our dollars as far as they will go, right? Need some ways to stretch your chlorine dollar? Money spent on pool chemicals is no different. When you invest in a valuable resource, you want to get the most out of your money. With swim season almost back in full swing, you will be looking for ways to make your pool’s chlorine last as long as it can.
Goodall Pools & Spas has been helping people with their swimming pools for almost 60 years. We definitely know how to help you make the best use of your chlorine.
Good Hygiene Habits Help
The first way that comes to mind for helping to keep the water more organically clean is to have everyone rinse off before entering the pool. If all of the swimmers learn to practice this habit, you will have a head start on having a sanitized pool that stays clean a little longer.
Extra Cleaning Can’t Hurt
Pools cannot clean themselves — although that would be amazing. There are a few extra steps you can take to help your pool water stay clean longer… stretching your chlorine dollar. Some extra brushing will help to keep the chemicals moving and doing their jobs. This also keeps bacteria and algae from sitting still and taking up residence.
Each day before the exciting swimming begins, make it a routine to use the skimmer net. Removing the leaves, bugs, and other debris that made their way into the water overnight is another safeguard against unnecessary debris making its way deeper into the pool.
Remember that automatic pool cleaners are your friend too. Utilizing one at least once a week will squeeze a few more pennies out of your chlorine dollar.
Maybe you don’t have time for the extra TLC your pool needs. In that case. you can leave the cleaning and chlorine preservation to our Prestige Pool Maintenance. Their regular pool service is stellar and stress-relieving.
Consider Companion Chemicals that Assist Chlorine
There are other chemicals that help chlorine do its important work of sanitizing. Here are a few to consider.
- Algaecide — Using a weekly algaecide is preventative maintenance. This helps to prevent algae from forming, thus saving the chlorine from having to destroy the algae.
- Clarifier — As a clarifier works to keep the water clear, it is also assisting the chlorine. It takes the impurities to the filter instead of leaving them in the water for the chlorine to break down.
- Stabilizer — A stabilizer helps to protect chlorine, a naturally unstable substance. The stabilizer keeps the sun from destroying the available chlorine.
Check and Change the Filter
After all of your extra efforts to eliminate unnecessary dirt from making its way into the water, some will still inevitably sneak past you. Be sure to regularly check the filter to see if it needs to be cleaned or replaced.
Don’t Ignore the Chemistry
Regular water tests are the final way to make sure the chlorine is doing all that it can. We offer professional water testing that will help you know exactly what needs to be done to balance the ever-mysterious water chemistry.
You will be amazed at the difference you see by using these five ways to stretch your chlorine dollar. Come see us at any of our retail locations to get the supplies you need for the desired chlorine stretching.