School is almost out for the summer, and temperatures in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, are quickly rising to the mid-90s and will soon exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If you haven’t already, it’s the right time to call Poolman for seasonal maintenance in order to get your pool in tip-top shape for the scorching summer season so you and your family can take full advantage of your pool to cool off on a particularly hot day.

Not only do you need to make sure that pool water is replenished as it spills out and evaporates, but there is some maintenance that needs to be carried out in order for swimming to be a safe and hazard-free activity. For instance, maintaining the appropriate chemical balance is crucial.

How’s your chlorination level?
The level of chlorine in your pool can make or break whether the water is actually safe to swim in. Environmental factors like direct sunlight and algae buildup can dissipate chlorine over time. Therefore, in the summer, when the sun is at its strongest, it’s necessary to replenish chlorine often and to check pH levels on a regular basis.

“You put liquid chlorine in a sunny pool on Monday and by Wednesday it will have almost no chlorine in it,” said Willan Johnson, a professional in the pool industry, quoted by CNBC. “And algae breeds a lot more in 100-degree weather than 60-degree weather.”

Salt systems need chemical maintenance too
Salt systems are the new rage among pool owners, as they not only preserve the environment and improve water quality, but also moisturize dry skin, protect hair color and reduce eye irritation. If you own this new kind of swimming experience, you may be under the impression that you don’t have to worry about chemical levels as often as with a traditional pool.

Unfortunately, this isn’t true, and it’s important to know that salt systems still only have about one-tenth of the amount of salt in the ocean, and therefore need acid to keep the pH balanced.

Addressing your pool’s chemical levels can be a pain, which is why you may consider the assistance of professionals. Pool maintenance companies like Poolman can provide you with weekly or bimonthly services so that you don’t have to worry about anything and your pool will always be safe and ready for swimming.