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Summer Pool Cleaning and Safety Tips

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Keep your pool clean so you can enjoy all season long!

SERVPRO of Rutherford County can give you tips for peace of mind in caring for your pool so you can sit back and enjoy your investment rather than worry over the continual care of your backyard haven.

Regular maintenance guarantees you won’t have a slick of green algae growing on the edges or surface of your pool. Algae can come on quickly and once it has a grip on your backyard beauty it can be difficult to diffuse. A dirty pool will clog your equipment and lead to more financial woes in the future. It can also lead to cracks or broken pipes, which can cause water damage.

SERVPRO of Rutherford County can prevent that type of damage before it occurs and swoop in and clean up quickly and efficiently if you’ve encountered water damage on your property.

Make sure you check your water circulation regularly and that it is turning over the water at least every 8 hours. Stagnant water can breed bacteria within hours. It’s always a good idea to get a good brush along the sides and bottom once a week at least.

Test your water a few times a week to keep on top of the pH balance and sanitizers to keep your water baby at its optimum health.

When around water of any kind, be aware of the A, B, C, and D of safety.

A – Adult Supervision for children. An adult should be supervising at arm’s length, maintain visual contact, remain close to the child when in a pool, spa, or bathtub. This should be their sole job.

B – Barriers are lifesavers. Installation and proper use of barriers is crucial and reduces the risk of drowning from unsupervised swimming by small children by more than 80%.

C – Classes for swimming and CPR for parents and guardians as well as children. Pool and spa ownership come with the responsibility to ensure family members learn to swim and know CPR.

D – Devices for a safe water environment include a life-saving ring, shepherd's hook and CPR instructions mounted poolside. Install a toy box away from the pool as toys in or around a pool or spa can entice children to that area.

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