Texans have the benefit of enjoying year-round summer, and with the sizzling temperatures comes the opportunity to enjoy your swimming pool any day of the year.
But as fun as frolicking in your pool may be, it’s imperative that you keep tabs on the safety of the pool water, as certain germs can creep up and create a hazard for bathers.
Here are some of the common germs that may be found in swimming pools, especially public pools that share the space with dozens of others.
- E. coli
Of course, chemicals like chlorine are designed to kill these harmful germs, but it takes some time for the chemicals to kick in to do their job. It’s important to allow the chemicals you use to treat the pool water in your pool built by an Austin pool builder to eliminate all the compounds that are contaminating the water and making you sick. For some germs, an hour will do. But for others, it could be days, as is the case for a parasite called Cryptosporidium.
Pools that are contaminated with pathogens and germs can cause a number of issues, like outer ear infection, diarrhea (if the water is swallowed), and even respiratory infection.
Your best bet is to either develop a regular regimen of checking the chemical levels in the water or testing it for the presence of germs and bacteria yourself. Or, you could employ the services of an experienced Austin pool builder to do the job for you. These pros will ensure that the pool water is free and clear of contaminants and that chemical levels are maintained so that you and your family can enjoy your pool all year through, especially this summer!
Stay safe and have fun keeping cool in your pool!