The water in your pool needs to be maintained on a regular basis to make sure it is clean and sanitary for all bathers to enjoy. Without the appropriate chemicals and additives, the water can become unhealthy to swim in, not to mention turn unsightly colors. 

Pool owners who use chlorine in their pool water should know that a pool stabilizer should accompany this chemical. If not, there could be a lot of wasted money and time trying to keep the water clean, not to mention the heightened risk of unsanitary water. 

Also known as “pool conditioner,” pool stabilizer helps to ensure that the chemicals in your pool water are properly balanced. That way the sanitizer can last longer and keep the pool water clean for a longer time frame. This is particularly important when the water is exposed to the UV rays of the sun all day long. When UV rays hit the water, chlorine begins to evaporate. This leaves far less available chlorine in pool water. 

Without a pool stabilizer, the chlorine in the water will be nearly completely gone within a couple of hours. In turn, the risk of bacteria and algae growth in your pool water will increase. Regardless of how much chlorine you add to the water, by mid-day, the chlorine will be depleted. 

By accompanying the chlorine with pool stabilizer, the chlorine will last much longer, even during periods of prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays. 

Pool stabilizers come in both liquid form, granules, tablets, sticks, and shock. Be sure to speak with your local Austin swimming pool builder to find out everything you need to know about keeping your pool water clean and sanitized for the long haul.