Common pool myths worth debunking might indeed surprise you!. Both those that could affect your decision to have a pool in the first place, and what will increase your enjoyment as a pool owner are about to be revealed.
So, get on board for PoolSpa’s top 5 swimming pool myth busters.
Myth #1 – Pools are only for summer use: FALSE.
Although most people think of swimming in the summer, there are smart ways to extend pleasure time in your pool for longer than you think. Simply making use of a solar cover to keep the water warm will give you an extra few months of family fun. Better still, install an energy-efficient pool pump that heats or cools on demand.
Myth #2 – Heating a pool is costly: FALSE.
Solar pool heaters have proven cost-effective in countries with plenty of sunshine – sunny SA being one of them! Heat pumps, however, harness the sun’s energy in ways that have nothing to do with prevailing weather conditions and run with great energy efficiency. That could help you decide both to own a pool and where to install it.
Myth #3 – Pools cost a lot to maintain: DEPENDS.
Of course, pools as such, are not a cheap affair, but they don’t have to be a huge expense either. Your ongoing costs will come from the running equipment, the pump, etc., and your chemicals. Install energy-efficient equipment and be diligent regarding pool testing and you will neither load up the costs of corrective measures nor incur high electricity bills.
Myth #4 – The clearer the water the healthier the pool: FALSE.
This is probably one of the most common and most misleading swimming pool myths of all. Just because the microscopic activity is invisible doesn’t mean it’s not happening. The only way to be sure that your pool water is healthy is not to look at it but to test it. Weekly testing will tell you the true health of your pool water. Never neglect this vital deed.
Myth #5 – It’s harmless to pee in the pool: FALSE.
Everyone pees in the pool, right? Probably, but you definitely shouldn’t. Urine of any sort contaminates pool water, period. Toxic levels can be reached in pool party scenarios. The more urine in the pool, the more chemicals are needed to counter it.
In short, if swimming pool myths have caused you to deny yourself and your family the wonderful pleasure of endless happy swimming days, think again. Pools provide a healthy energy outlet for families, wonderful social occasions, and add to the value of your home.
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