Pollen and Your Swimming Pool
A recent report from the AJC says that the 2017 Spring Pollen season is going to a “pollen explosion”. Multiple news reports say that people who are susceptible to allergies may have a hard time this Spring.
Pollen is not only potent for allergies, but it can weigh on your mind when deciding the date for your Pool Opening. Our team at Aqua Fun is ramped up for a busy Pool Opening season in spite of the high pollen count predictions. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and get your pool opening scheduled – (770) 419-7119.
We’d like to offer some tips that will make your pool opening decision a clear experience.
Since the pollen is predicted to be worse this year, should you go ahead and open your pool? Our team at Aqua Fun says “yes” and it’s “never too early to start swimming again”. To make it easier, here are a few things you can do to prepare, maintain and prevent damage to your inground swimming pool this Spring Season:
- Plan to skim it everyday during the heaviest pollen counts.
- check out this website to get the Local Pollen Count.
- Maintain and Prevent Damage by adding Aluminum Sulfide.
- If skimming is not enough, you may need to vaccum the pollen out of the pool.
- Run Filtration Pump more than normal to keep surface clear of pollen film and other debris.
Your inground swimming pool and home are obviously very important investments, so taking the extra time to keep the pool safe from the damaging effects of pollen will pay off in the long run and allow for an enjoyable start of your swimming season this Spring and Summer.
Don’t let your swimming pool get full of this:
Remember, Skim to Swim!
All of us here at Aqua Fun Inc would like to thank you for reading our blog! If you know anyone who would like to to know more about “What You Need To Know About Pollen and Your Swimming Pool”, then be sure to share this article and schedule your consultation here or call (770) 419-7119.
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.
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Pets And Pools, Is It Safe For Our Pet & Inground Pool?
Our team at Aqua Fun pools know that it’s difficult to keep the dog out of the inground swimming pool. After all, our pets think they are human, and part of the family. If we are swimming, they are swimming. Kudos to those of you who have managed to train your canine furry friend not to jump in the pool.
We’re sure you’ve wondered if swimming in the pool was safe for your pooch? And was it safe for the pools mechanics? Those are both great questions and we will certainly offer some facts which may help the next time Fido does a belly flop into the pool.
Is it bad for the animal?
Generally speaking, it’s not bad for humans and it’s not bad for dogs either. Salt water pools are usually less chemically toxic for humans and animals but there are still safety concerns with salt water pools which chlorine pools do not have, of which we will discuss. According to Bridgemill Pets of Canton,” the largest risk with a pool for any animal is drowning of course as they can panic too, especially if they do not know how to get out of the pool. However, the AKC has an article stating the amount of chlorine in pools is no more harmful to pets as it is to humans“. According to Bridgemill Pets some other things to watch out for includes excess water indigestion, “in fact drinking from the pool should definitely be discouraged especially if it’s a salt water pool. Also drinking from the pool can irritate your dogs eyes and nose sensitivities; cause ear infections, especially from floppy eared dogs and can dry out the skin.”
Be sure to rinse pets off with the hose after a day of swimming.
Is it rough on the pool and it’s mechanics?
It can add more stress on the mechanics for sure but there are preventive measures you can take to lessen the stress on your pool mechanics. If hair gets clogged in the filters or baskets, it could be a big problem so be proactive and check the filters and baskets for hair build up which could clog the system.
Take delight in these Pets in the Pool pics we have on our Pinterest Board:
If you like those funny animal pics, be sure to follow us on Pinterest!
All of us here at Aqua Fun Inc would like to thank you for reading our blog! If you know anyone who are concerned about Pet’s in the Pool, then be sure to share this article and schedule your consultation here. Did you read our last blog about The Best Christmas Present is A New Pool? Check it out here.
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc
Call today! (770) 419-7119
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