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Slip, slop, slap for your pool

02 February 2015 James Nash

Slip, slop, slap for your pool

Slip, slop, slap for your pool

Protect your pool from sun damage
We all know what the effects of sun damage are on the human body-but did you know that the sun can also wreak havoc on your pool’s water balance and chemistry? UV rays break down the chlorine and other chemicals in your pool that are keeping it healthy to swim in.

It may seem like an odd concept; sunscreen for your pool? But the reason your pool needs this product is quite similar to why we use it ourselves.

Because of Australia’s mostly sunny weather all year round, our pools can be exposed to a great deal of sunlight over time. However, in the summer months, the amount and intensity of direct sunlight your pool is exposed to rises dramatically.
This is a problem for your pool for two reasons:

  • UV rays have the capability to destroy up to 30 per cent of chlorine every hour. This means you have to top up the chlorine levels much more regularly than usual, which is both a hassle and expensive to maintain.  
  • The drop in the concentration of chlorine in the pool then encourages the growth of algae or harmful bacteria, some of which need specialist treatment and can be very hard to get rid of.   

 

This is why you should consider using a sunscreen product for your pool-would you ever sit in the sun for hours without any form of protection? A sunscreen product prevents a large amount of damage to your pool’s chlorine levels.
sunscreen2 Swimart stocks Aqua Health’s pool sunscreen range, which is extremely easy to use; just pour in the amount specified on the product for the size of your pool and that’s it. Checking the sunscreen levels in your pool can save you heaps of money and time putting extra chlorine in the water. Bring a water sample into your nearest Swimart store and we can test it for you.