The weather’s warming up and it won’t be long before we’ll all want to jump in our pool to cool off! So what’s the best way to get your swimming pool chlorinator ready for summer? Here’s our 5 top tips:
- Test your pool water regularly. As the weather warms up the water chemistry in your pool will change. Test your pool water regularly to keep an eye on the readings and keep you salt levels topped up as necessary.
- Check you chlorinator cell
You need to regularly clean you swimming pool chlorinator cell to remove the calcium build up or it won’t run efficiently. Your manufacturers handbook will contain details of how to clean your cell. We even recommend cleaning your Self Cleaning chlorinator at least every six months to make sure it is working to it’s optimum levels.
- Split your chlorinators running time
Run you chlorinator for a period in the morning and again in the evening rather than just one long period. As the weather gets warmer you’ll also want to increase the running time for each session. By the middle of summer you should be running it for 4 hours in the morning and again for 4 hours in the evening to maintain optimum pool health.
- Monitor chlorine loss
There are a number of factors that really impact the chlorine levels in your pool. For example if your furry friend takes a swim, this is equivalent to 20 people using the pool.
- Ensure your chlorinator is in the right position
Ideally you need your chlorinator to be in a shady, well-ventilated position rather than in direct sunlight as the effects of the sun limit the efficiency of your chlorinator.
- Need help?
The team at Allchlor are here to help. If your swimming pool chlorinator needs repairing or testing or you need a new system to get you ready for summer, call in to our store or give us a call on 07 3277 2554.
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