Warm water can lower pool water quality, so regular maintenance over the summer months is important.
”Heat, humidity and long hours of sunshine can help algae grow, which compromises your pool water’s quality and look,” says Swimart pool and spa care expert Rick Graham.
“The best defence against algae is chlorine. With ongoing hot weather, pools don’t get the chance to cool down overnight, so the chlorine demand remains high.”
Rick advises you should check your pool’s chlorine and pH level every two days, especially after a period of heavy usage and after a particularly hot day or period of solid rain.
“Also, regularly clean out the skimmer basket and hair and lint pot in your filtration pump weekly and operate the filtration system for six to eight hours a day,” he says.