Improper Pool Sanitation Spreads Disease


Improper sanitizer usage causes disease. If you are not using enough sanitizer such as chlorine or bromine in your pools or spas, you could be asking for trouble. Disease causing bacteria and viruses are all part of the swimming pool environment especially in the summer months when water is warm or when water is heated such as with a spa or heated pool.

Additionally, poor sanitizer levels can promote algae growth and green pools. There are tens of thousands of types of algae known to exist which are ready and eager to go swimming with you this year. Some types of algae such as black algae are especially heinous and are resistant to chemical treatment. In addition, there are several types of algicides and shock treatments available. Some of these are good and some of these are bad for the Arizona pool environment.

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