Arizona Pool Maintenance Tips: Pool Water Chemistry in the Fall

Pool Maintenance | 08/22/13

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Shasta pool owners often ask if the temperature of pool water can affect the overall chemistry of their Phoenix swimming pool.

While there’s no specific temperature that a pool should be set at, for the most part, the waters should be anywhere between 75°F to 85°F.  When the temperatures begin to drop in the winter, this will have an affect on your pool’s water chemistry.  Phoenix pool owners should pay attention to this, not just because it may make the water less comfortable to swim in, but also because the decrease in outdoor temperatures can negatively affect the pool’s water chemistry.

Why Cold Water Can Ruin Your Pool

Whenever the temperature of your pool water ventures outside of that comfortable 75°F to 85°F range, the water becomes more corrosive.  This means that your pipes can become permanently damaged, your equipment can be forever destroyed, and your pool itself will likely need costly repairs in the not-too-distant future.

The pH is also likely to increase in the fall thanks to an increase in rain water, snow, and debris.  When the pH levels increase and the chlorine sanitizer levels begin to diminish, the conditions become ideal for the growth of pesky algae.

How to Maintain Water Temperatures in the Fall

When the sun’s blazing summer rays are no longer strong enough to keep your pool water warm, savvy pool owners know that they’ll need to depend on their heaters so that the waters can stay at optimal levels.  Most heaters are:

  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Solar powered

The size and the type of heater that you would select for your pool will depend greatly on both the type of pool in your backyard as well as its size.  You may also want to strongly consider investing in a solar cover for your pool.  These covers, even in the cooler months, can help maintain your pool’s temperatures, which will also save you a bundle in energy costs.

About the Company

Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.

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