While pools are a great way to cool off on hot days, the high temperatures of the Arizona climate can often negatively impact the health of your pool. For over 47 years, we have helped Arizona homeowners maintain and treat their pools. By taking a few steps to mitigate the negative effects heat can cause, you can be sure your pool can be enjoyed all year long. Here are a few ways the Arizona heat can impact your pool and some easy ways to prevent problems.
Evaporation and Equipment Damage
The warm Arizona sun can cause the water in your pool to evaporate faster than normal, particularly when left unshaded or uncovered. A pool cover can be a great investment to protect your pool when not in use and mitigate water loss, helping your equipment and chemicals to more effectively keep your pool regulated. Besides water levels, direct sun exposure can also damage your pool equipment, shortening the life and efficacy of pumps, filters and other items your pool needs to stay clean. Storing equipment in shaded areas and limiting direct sun exposure as much as possible can go a long way in keeping your equipment working well for years to come.
Even pools in hot, arid climates can play host to algae growth, and in particular warm, stagnant water is often an ideal breeding ground for algae. Algae can grow and spread quickly, particularly in the summer months, and prevention and proper treatment are key factors in keeping your pool algae-free. While prevention is the most effective way to curb algae growth, the warm months can make it difficult for even the most vigilant pool owners to prevent algae. Green and yellow algae are some of the most common types of homeowners will see in their pools and are often found in areas with poor circulation or in pools with chemical imbalances. By quickly and thoroughly cleaning affected areas and adding a treatment of Algaecide or rebalancing chlorine or other chemical levels, algae can usually be treated before it worsens. If your alga is black or has penetrated beneath the surface of your pool however a professional treatment is often the best recourse.
Extreme heat or variations in temperature can quickly throw off the balance of your pool’s chemical composition, leading to insufficient pH and chlorine levels. Regularly testing the levels of your pool and adjusting chemicals accordingly is important, especially in the warmer months. Investing in a professional chemical and cleaning service from a company you can trust is often well worth it, giving you access to the best and most effective pool chemicals on the market and cutting down on the time and effort it takes to constantly monitor your pool’s condition.
Pools are a great backyard amenity, and if well maintained can be enjoyed for years to come. If you start noticing your pool is having issues, don’t delay in getting help from professionals. As one of the leaders in the industry for over 47 years, Blue Water is a company you can trust. Contact us with any repair questions or needs your pool requires.