With much of the country experiencing record rainfall reminding us summer has not quite arrived you may need swimming pool maintenance in North Haledon, NJ. Rain water affects pools in many ways. Rain is, and has always been acidic, so naturally rainfall tends to lower pool water pH. In addition to driving the pH down, heavy rainfall can have many negative effects on pool water. Chlorine levels can become seriously diluted by significant rainfall and when this happens, not only may the pool be insufficiently sanitized and unprotected from bacteria, you could develop the start of an algae problem. Both of these problems can be costly to fix and dangerous if allowed to exist. Unbalanced pool water can be uncomfortable to swim in and harmful to pool finishes and equipment.

Whenever there is significant rainfall, it is a good idea to have your water professionally analyzed to check balances and sanitizer levels.  Though it can be frustrating spending money to readjust your pool water after it is already been balanced, and now you have to rebalance, its important to maintain your water chemistry for the life of your pool surface and your pool equipment.  A pH that’s been lowered by heavy rainfall will cause Chlorine to be consumed quicker than normal because Chlorine becomes hyperactive at a low pH.  Low or acidic pH conditions are also harmful to pool finishes so remember to test your pool’s water after heavy rain.  Let us handle all the details of your pool maintenance to ensure you can enjoy your investment for years to come.