Tips for managing your swimming pool

Royal Life Saving Society WA's experts in pool management know that swimming pools can be a high maintenance asset and if not managed properly can end up costing significant money!  

So how can you ensure your swimming pool is an asset rather than a headache? Here are some tips to help you successfully manage your pool.

1. A clean pool

Having a clean and tidy pool leads to more bathers using the facility. If leaves and other debris are allowed to remain in the pool this can lead to contamination of the water causing patrons to fall ill; it may also cause blockages and poor water circulation. 

Apart from this there is the visual aspect; no one wants to swim in a pool full of algae! This may have a long term detrimental affect on your business by not having repeat customers visit you.

2. Balanced water and regular water testing

Aquatic facility water balancing is important, because balanced water will prolong the life of pools and their fittings. It will also assist in preventing staining, and improve bather comfort. Unbalanced water can cause etching or eroding of water body surfaces and fittings, or the formation of scale. It also causes fluctuations in chemicals which may hinder effective water disinfection. 

The “Code of Practise for Aquatic Facilities” states that water in aquatic facilities must be tested according to the following schedule:

  • Group 1 Facilities: At least once every four hours
  • Group 2 Facilities: At least three times per day
  • Group 3 Facilities: At least twice per day
  • Group 4 Facilities: At least once per day 

3. Safe pool disinfection

Chemicals used for pool disinfection can be harmful if not stored or used in the correct manner. Disinfectants kill micro-organisms in pool water, but can be harmful to bathers and operators if not used correctly. They may also cause reactions if not mixed correctly.

It is essential that the right type and amount of chemicals are stored safely onsite for continual water treatment. Chemical water standards must be met to maintain good water quality in your pool.

Royal Life Saving Society WA Operators are trained to conduct appropriate water testing procedures to ensure that water chemistry is maintained in accordance with the Code of Practise.

4. Regular pool equipment maintenance and testing

A visual inspection of all plant room equipment is essential to detect any faulty equipment, leaks from any valves, pipework or dosing systems. It is also essential that regular cleaning of lint/hair strainers is conducted to ensure effective water recirculation and filtration.

Royal Life Saving Society WA provides professional pool management services. Click the link below to book a consultation with our Pool Operations team, so we can help you manage your pool efficiently and cost-effectively.

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