Pool Party Post Cleanup
By now you’ve probably recovered from your July 4th celebrations and have relaxed and recuperated enough to get to cleaning up after your friends and family members. Last week we talked about an Independence Day pool party , but the part no one likes to think about is clean up! If you had a lot of people in and out of the pool, applying sunscreen, eating in or around the pool, fireworks, and a grill nearby you may be in need of some more cleaning. When in doubt, or if you’re just not up to doing any cleaning yourself, call Pool Daddy to schedule weekly maintenance or ask for a one-time cleaning and checkup for your pool, hot tub , or Jacuzzi.
A lot of things that happen during pool parties can change the chemical balance in your pool, such as:
- Oils from skin
- Hair and body products
- Firework or barbeque residue
- Food or drink from accidental spillage.
If the chemical balance of your pool gets too knocked out of whack it can eventually decrease the effectiveness of the chlorine, leading to algae build up. This isn’t to say you need to scrub your pool and add more chlorine after every time people swim, but after a large gathering you should double check your chemical and pH levels to ensure the pool is operating at maximum efficiency. Taking a few minute to check and adjust levels can prevent you from having to deal with time consuming cleanings ahead of schedule.
If you find that the chemical levels of your pool change drastically after pool parties, it may be wise to try shocking it 1-2 days before a party. This will ensure the water is crystal clear and clean for your guests and decrease your chances of having to alter the chemical or cleaner levels after the pool party. It may also be a good idea to shock your pool after a large party if you feel the chemical levels and cleanliness have been altered drastically. This is an especially good idea if you had a lot of children in the pool or you know something got into the water that should not have.
For shocking your pool, it is best to wait until sunset (or just before or just after) to ensure less of the chlorine is burned off. Chlorine when left in direct sun can lose its potency, leading to an increased use of the chemical– wasting money, time, and leaving a pool with excess useless chlorine.
If you do not wish to do this on your own, call Pool Daddy and we Can schedule a maintenance or cleaning visit at an affordable price. Even the most seasoned pool owners want a break from time to time! So get to planning the next pool party and leave the cleaning to us!
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