In summer, the amount of direct intense sunlight your pool is exposed to rises dramatically. The sun's UV rays ‘eat' away at the chlorine in your pool, destroying up to 30 per cent of the chemical every hour. This means you have to top up the chlorine levels much more regularly than usual. In turn, the drop in chlorine levels can encourage the growth of harmful bacteria and even algae in your pool.
Checking the sunscreen levels in the pool every month can save you money on extra chlorine – around 50 percent. That’s because it stabilises the free chlorine and prevents chlorine breakdown by UV light from the sun. Reduce chlorine consumption in your pool by protecting it from damaging UV rays.
The easiest way to do this is to bring a water sample into your nearest Swimart store. We can talk to you about Aqua-Health's pool sunscreen range, which is easy to use as you just pour in the amount specified on the product for the size of your pool.
For you and your family
Now that your pool is protected, ensure your family is safe from the sun as well.
Your family, particularly the youngsters, need all the protection they can get, so make sure your sunscreen is broad spectrum (meaning it blocks both UVA and UVB rays) and SPF 30+ (which prevents 97 percent of rays from getting to the skin). Also check the use by date on and remember to reapply sunscreen after swimming.
Prevent pool water from evaporating by talking to your local Swimart expert or call us on 1300 991 104.