A clear pool is a healthy pool
Clear pool water doesn’t always mean it’s healthy. Harmful bacteria and viruses can be present in your pool but aren’t visible to the naked eye. So, it’s important for both your pool’s health and your own to have your water tested as this will show if your clear pool has the wrong pH levels or low chlorine.
Filtration does not affect water health and pH balance
If you’re not using the right filtration for your pool this will have a serious impact on your water’s pH levels and overall water health. By properly filtering your pool’s water you are keeping the water moving which avoids pockets of dissolved solids or pH fluctuation. It’s also important to note, that a good filter can also reduce the amount of chlorine required in the pool, which is a cost saving.
You don’t need to clean your pool filter
Not cleaning your filter media – cartridges or sand, can lead to some serious pool issues. If your filter is dirty, it means there is decreased filtration which will result in an increased risk of algae. A dirty filter can also strain your pump as it tries to push water through a clogged filter which shortens the lifespan of the filter itself and can lead to you having to replace it sooner.
All Sand is the Same
When is comes to sand, there are two types – sand that is a by-product or waste material from things like glass manufacturing and sand that is designed specifically for water filtration media. If you need to replace the sand in your filter, then it’s important that you choose a sand that has the ability to ensure a high level of performance within the filtration process. If choosing an inferior sand, then its capability can produce poor quality and effect filtration.