Swimming offers many benefits, not the least of which is the number of calories you can burn after doing several laps. The benefits you’ll gain from swimming can even extend to refreshing afternoon summers spent with the family when you have a pool in your own backyard. Since a swimming pool can become the centre of family activities and can lend your property a certain advantage over other properties, should you decide to sell it in the future, it becomes quite crucial then to maintain it.
One of the more critical components of your pool is the water filter, which helps to keep your swimming pool free of dirt and bacteria. When you have a reliable pool filtration system, you gain a number of benefits that can positively impact your health and your budget.
The right filtration system can lead to better water quality for your pool. When the filter is able to remove finer particles or debris, you get a cleaner pool. A cleaner pool will lead to an unlikelihood that the dreaded algae bloom will take over your property’s most enjoyable feature. But whether you use a cartridge filter or a high-rate sand filter, its efficiency may depend on the working condition of other components.
Take, for instance the strainer baskets which hold the dirt and debris collected from the pool. If the basket isn’t cleaned out, your filter will not work adequately. The filter itself will also need to be cleaned because if it gets too dirty, water flow will not only be restricted but your pool may also get algae bloom.
Another benefit to a good filtration system for your pool concerns your health. An unclean swimming pool could lead to organic material build-up, which could lead to increased ammonia, and when that reacts with the chlorine, you and your family may experience dry skin as well as irritated eyes while swimming. Moreover, some bacteria may take over a dirty pool and this may cause infection and other diseases. By removing ammonia before it interacts with the chlorine through your chosen pool filter, you reduce such risks, enhance the efficacy of chlorination, and provide a safe and pleasant pool for your family.
Finally, when you’ve got a good filtration system and ensure that all other components are in proper working order, you inevitably save costs on maintenance. For one, you reduce the number of times on backwashing, which results in reduced water, heating, and chemical costs. For another, efficient chlorination leads to less chlorine usage.