Test StripsKeeping pool water balanced is imperative. Balanced water is not only clear and sparkling to look at, but also healthy and safe to swim in. Unbalanced pool water can lead to a myriad of problems both to the pool and the swimmer. Back Then The original method of testing chemical levels in the water involved using a special testing kit. Using the kit required the pool owner to regularly take samples of the pool water and add drops of a reagent to it. The samples would then change color and would need to be compared to charts to determine chemical levels. Testing kits are still an option for pool owners and some prefer them as they can be very accurate when used correctly. The problem is that there’s a lot of room for error and the job can be a bit tedious. Today Luckily, test strips are now very commonly used for their convenience and efficiency. Pool owners simply dip a strip in the water and compare the colors to a chart to see chemical levels. These strips are safe and user-friendly, making the chore of balancing chemicals easier than ever.
Automatic/Robotic Pool CleanersDon’t want to spend a ton of time cleaning your pool? We don’t blame you! Luckily, there are all kinds of amazing automatic/robotic pool cleaners on the market that can take care of removing the majority of the debris for you. If you plan on getting an automatic cleaner for your pool, be sure to talk to the pool professionals first about which ones will work best for your type of pool. You could end up with a cleaner that’s ultimately damaging to your pool’s surfaces.
Pool ServicesThese days, some pool companies are full service businesses. They not only build pools, they also service them. This means that they often provide conveniences such as:
- Water testing
- Pool opening and closing
- Chemical balancing
- Emergency services.