April is upon us, and that means we have limited time to get our pools ready for the extreme heat that is around the corner. Unlike many places across the country, Arizona pools have to deal with a completely different set of issues because of the heat and the problems that come along with triple digit temperatures. To help you with the fight for your pool, here are a few tips that are specifically for Arizona pools.
Toss in a Few Tennis Balls
If you are using your pool regularly, there is a good chance that people have been using sunscreen prior to jumping in. Although sunscreen is the best way to help prevent skin cancer and nasty sun burns, it is extremely harmful to your pool. Sunscreens and tanning oils will build up in the water, creating an oily layer that will sit on the top of the water line. If left unchecked, this will lead to a dirty pool in a short amount of time. An easy solution is to leave a few tennis balls float on the top of the water. The balls will absorb the oils from the top of the water and leave you with a clean and crystal clear pool.
Wipe Down the Tile Line
If you have had a pool, chances are you have scrubbed the sides or bottom to remove contaminants. Just like the bottom of the pool, the tile line at the top will collect debris and contaminants that will dirty your pool. This mostly happens in Arizona when the pool is used or we refill the pool. Since water evaporates quickly in our heat, the debris dries on the tiles and sits there. When the water reaches the tile through either refill or water displacement, the debris will then fall in and dirty your pool quickly. Make sure you keep the top clean throughout the summer season.
Check the Water Level
Arizona is really hot— so hot it will steal your water. The high heat in Arizona causes evaporation much more quickly than in most areas. Make sure that you are checking your pool’s water level to ensure you won’t damage your pool filtration system or ruin the pool’s surface. An easy way to fill it is to install an automatic filler options that will refill the pool water whenever it falls below a certain level.