Understand Swimming Pool Problems & Easy Ways To Take Care Of Your Pool Water Chemistry.
This is a general troubleshooting guide for the pool owner who has a limited amount of time to fix his pool and get on with swimming.
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Here's a good run-down of some issues you may encounter through your pool life. They're fairly easy to troubleshoot and fix.
Problem: Loss of pool chlorine level
Don't simply shock your pool without taking a complete chemical reading.
There could be dozens of reasons why a pool goes cloudy. Go here for your specific reason.
The biggest complaint I hear about indoor pools is that "nasty chlorine smell".
It's not using too much chlorine, but it's not using enough, which causes swimming pool problems.
This happens when swimmer waste (sweat, urine, etc...) is present in the pool. When the pool chlorine combines with this waste the end result are "chloramines". It's these chloramines (combined chlorine/CC) that cause the bad smell and burning eyes and noses.
Problem: Pool Stains
These normally fall within 2 categories; metal and organic.
Problem: Irritated or burning eyes and/or throat or irritated skin
Many times, it is observed that the swimmers complain about the above symptoms after swimming.
If you've found any fixes or solutions to your specific swimming pool problems, I'd like to hear about it. You can also go to the next pool problem page.
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