How Does Rain Impact Your Pool Water?
Rainwater can lower your pool’s pH and cause water chemistry problems. Maintaining water chemistry is the key to maximizing the lifespan your pool’s plaster.
- To keep water chemistry in balance, change the pH and alkalinity of the water.
- Increase chlorine levels by 1 – 2 ppm above what is usually recommended or required.
- Preventing algae is critical to keeping your pool surfaces clean. Make sure to keep an algaecide in the water to stave off any potential algae infestation.
- Brush all surfaces. Regularly brushing the walls and bottom of your pool can release small unwanted algae particles into the water and allow the filter to remove them from your pool.
- Regularly clean your pool filter per manufacturer’s instructions.
- Continuous heavy rain can overflow the level of the pool water, be sure to drain excess water.
- Remove debris, including leaves and insects.
- Using an automatic vacuum is recommended for cleaning the sides and bottom of a pool.
- Clean your skimmers after rainfall.
- Turning on your filter to continuously circulate the water. It is important to let the filter system run for approximately ten hours after rainfall.
- Test the water’s pH and chlorine levels after rainfall, and correct any changes.