What affect does rain have on pool water?

Home Improvement

The hurricane season can play up particularly large role in pool chemistry. Heavy rains throughout the state can quickly turn pool chemistry into a very different state than you would consider optimal. The rain affects pH considerably and many of the industrial gases that are released in the air across the US have acidic properties. 

The pH in the water is measured on a scale from 0 to 14 and a water reading that has a pH from 07 is acidic. Your pool water should be sitting between 7.2 to 7.8 which is a neutral pH rating. Acidic water can be difficult for your body to handle as well as difficult for your pool to handle. When water with a low pH is exposed to this acidic water, it can lead to tears and cracks in your pools liner, corrosion and no pool accessories, issues with the pool pump and more. 

If you ever noticed that your skin is feeling irritated after swimming and there is the recent rainstorm, you need to consider immediately testing the water inside your pool. Even a light rainfall can have a significant impact on the pH inside your pool. If the pH is too low you should consider adding a sodium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate to lower or raise the PH.

Heavy rains can also bring about algae. Algae spores can live in the air and they can shower down into your pool when there is a heavy rain. Protecting your pool from algae means adding algae side into the water especially if you know that there’s going to be a heavy rain shower. 

If you are expecting a heavy rain, you will need to make sure that you can make a habit in maintaining the optimal level of algaecide in your pool. If you need assistance with maintaining the chemical balance of your pool, contact our staff today for intervention. 

This article was written by Shane the owner of The Pool Dudes. The Pool Dudes is a full-service pool cleaning company. Our mission is to provide South Florida with not only the best quality pool cleaning but also top-notch customer service. We understand that your pool is your oasis and is extremely important to your home or business. If you are looking for pool cleaning in Fort Lauderdale then contact us today!