Summer is coming up here in California, which means that it’s almost pool season! As the weather gets warmer, residential and commercial swimming pools will start to see a lot more use. How do pool owners and operators keep their pool water safe and inviting all summer long? For starters, it is essential to understand the basics of pool water chemistry and pool water monitoring.
Want to find out more? Some of our experts at Sensorex conducted a free 15 minute webinar that covers:
- Sources of pool water contamination
- The chemistry of chlorine disinfection
- Important pool water quality measurements
- Selecting the best sensors for pool water monitoring
- Building a complete pool water control system
- Monitoring pool water chemistry with your iPhone
- Installation tips
- And more!
Why is pool water monitoring important?
Swimming pools endure a lot of contamination, especially during the summer months. Bathers introduce contaminants like sweat, dirt, oils, and sunscreen into pool water. Other contaminants come from the surrounding environment such as leaves and insects.
Contaminants reduce pool water quality. They can cause unpleasant odors and discoloration. Some contaminants like pathogenic bacteria can even cause illness and irritation. It is important to remove contaminants whenever possible through the use of chlorine and filtration.
Knowing how much chlorine to use is a complicated matter. The number of swimmers causing pool water contamination fluctuates monthly, daily, and even hourly. Sunlight can reduce chlorine’s effectiveness through UV exposure. Even temperature can affect pool water quality, because some bacteria grow more quickly at temperatures above 80-90°F. All of this variation makes monitoring pool water chemistry essential. Close monitoring allows effective dosing of chlorine and other chemicals to keep pool water safe, clean, and enjoyable.
Ready to learn what you need to know about pool water monitoring?