The Solution for Clear, Clean Water
Keeping swimmers safe is top of mind for all aquatic facility operators right now. One of the most important keys to safe swimming is consistent water quality. Maintaining water quality protects swimmers from waterborne illnesses and provides a clear view for lifeguards doing crucial work.
Q: How do we ensure the water in our pool is consistently clear and safe?
A: Your aquatic facility should have a comprehensive water maintenance solution that is designed and customized to meet the specific requirements of your facility. Factors that should influence the design of your sanitization solution include the size of your pool, the typical bather load, or number of swimmers in the pool at one time, and your hours of operation.
To maintain consistent water quality, turn to systems that use chlorination as a primary method of sanitizing the water, and also use controllers to gain important feedback to adjust to changes in the pool.
Other chemicals can also help you solve pool problems. For example, clarifiers and coagulants can help reduce sanitizer consumption and help stop problems before they start.
Once you're up and running, be sure to follow best practices. Test the pool's water regularly, and adjust to changes as they occur, either manually or with the use of controllers and feeders.
Q: What else should we consider?
A: Talk to the supplier of your sanitization solution about best practices to help you avoid problems.
Your lifeguards and other pool staff are your first line of defense. Lifeguards need crystal clear water to be able to see swimmers who are struggling, so they'll be closely in tune with the clarity of your water.
There should always be staff members on hand who are well-versed in the operation of your water maintenance system, as well as best practices in maintaining water balance and sanitizer residuals. You should have an established schedule of tasks that these staff members perform every day to be sure the pool water is safe.
To protect your staff from dangerous chemicals, consider using chlorine tablets, which are much safer to store and handle than liquid chlorine.
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