Taking care of a pool is more than just adding chlorine or salt. There are a lot of factors as to why pools turn green or have cloudy water. Even if you own a salt pool you need to have some kind of pool maintenance. Salt pools require a lot of acids to bring down the P.H. When you bring down the P.H in a pool you also run the risk of bringing down the total alkalinity. Most manufacturers are starting to void pool warranties due to high P.H running through heaters and pumps.
Keeping a pool chemical balance will also help with prolonging your pool plaster. All pools need to have the sides brushed weekly as they do not get a lot of use and that is where algae will start to build first. Treating a pool with algae can be a hard job as you have to know what to add and how to add it. It takes someone that has done this a few times in order to get a swimming pool turned around in two to three days. Have you ever wondered why your pool is cloudy a lot? There could be several factors as to why this is happening. Taking your pool water to a store is not always the best. They can’t see your pool. They are guessing by what you bring them. Having someone at your home testing your pool chemicals means they will be able to see your pool, filter readings, and other items that may cause black or green algae or water cloudiness.
Keeping your pool filter clean will help with pool circulation which in return will help with pool chemical balance and better water flow which gives you better water to swim in each day. Some chemicals do better with the water running while adding them and some will do better with them off. I have seen over the years where people will dump salt into their pool without turning off the salt cell which in return can cause it to clog up and not work long term.
When you add pool chemicals into any pool it is always best to add the chemical to the water. You never want to add water to the chemical. That will set off a bad reaction. Upon review, it is very important that you read the labels of the chemicals you purchase in an effort to receive the best result possible because the makers of these products have specific treatment processes in mind that you, the user will have to learn immediately. This will give you the cleanest pool possible.