How to Check Your Pool’s Water Properly

How to Check Your Pool's Water Properly

December 18, 2020

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Ryan Steele

So you’ve got yourself a pool huh? Well, that’s great! A pool is a great investment, one that can really spice up your family fun time, and is even a great way to add more value to your home. Though, when it comes to maintaining the said pool, it can actually become a bit of a hassle if you think about it. Especially if you don’t have the time, nor energy to do so. So hiring a pool cleaning service like NorCal Pool Service is a must when you do have a pool.

But if you want to cut down on your expenses and try to maintain the pool by yourself here’s how. But more specifically, here’s how to check your pool’s water to see if it needs any change or if one of your machines is broken.

Now there are different ways to check if your pool water is clean or not. And the most obvious way to do it is by observing its color. If the color of the pool water is crystal clear, then you’re all good to go. But if you notice that it’s starting to get a bit messy or blurred then maybe add in some more chlorine to help get rid of it. But if it’s a total dark green color, then that is toxic. It may be filled with bacteria or viruses so it’s best to drain the pool and take care of the machine that could be causing that to happen. 

Another way to check if the pool water is clean is by using test kits that you can probably buy from your local pool store. This is the most accurate test that you can get because it makes sure that the exact amount of chlorine is in the pool, and tells you whether it is lacking or too much. And although it is a bit expensive, it is well worth the shot for your investment. 

And those are just the two simplest ways for you to test your pool’s water. But if you want to be exactly 100% sure, then check us out at NorCal Pool Service for some of the best pool services you can get. 

Owner, Ryan Steele, is a licensed Contractor, Certified Pool Operator, Certified Pool Inspector, Certified Start Up Technician by the National Plaster Counsel, and a life long native of Pleasanton, CA.
Written by Ryan Steele

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