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How frequently should I have my pool cleaned?
I've heard of balanced pH of the pool. What is pH?
What is the importance of balanced pH?
What happens if the pH is too high?
What happens if the pH is too low?
The water in my pool looks green. What causes this?
How does algea get into the pool?
Are there different types of algea?
Which is the algea most common?
Which is the algea most diffficult to control?
Why are disinfectants needed for pools?
Do all pools need the same amount of chemicals?
How many styles of pools are there?
I don't have a pool, but a small spa, do I have to give it maintenance?
What types of recreational water illnesses (RWI's) can be caused by contaminated water?

How frequently should I have my pool cleaned?
It is recommended to have your pool cleaned at least once a week for residential pools and  two to three times for commercial pools, depending
on usage.

I've heard of balanced pH of the pool. What is pH?
The pH is the balance obtained between the acidity and alkalinity in your pool.

What is the importance of balanced pH?
The importance of having balanced pH is having the water controlled in your pool.

What happens if the pH is too high?
If the pH is too high (more than 7.8), the water will look cloudy, stained, and deposits of calcium will appear in your pool. . If the pH is too high, it
could affect the effectiveness of the chlorine. High pH can also cause filtration problems for your pool.

What happens if the pH is too low?
If the pH is too low (less than 7.2), it can ruin the interior of your pool, and cause corrosion to metals. Low pH also causes eye irritation to
swimmers and affects the effectiveness of the chlorine.

The water in my pool looks green. What causes this?
Generally, this happens after rainfalls. It can also be caused by leaves and grass that falls inside of the pool. This condition is also caused by
swimmers. Water can turn greenish because organic material is entering in contact with the water.

How does algea get into the pool?
Algea are microscopic plants that are introduced into the water through the atmosphere. Algea can  block your filters, createoffensive odors, and
make your floors and walls of your pool slippery. Algea multiplies when one is not careful with the quantity and quality of decpti Las algas se
multiplican si no hay un cuidado con la cantidad de desinfectante adecuada.isinfectant is inadequate.

Are there different types of algea?
Yes, there are algeas that are green, mustard color, black and pink (frequently called red algea). The pink algea is actually a bacteria.

Which is the algea most common?
The green algea is the most common one.

Which is the algea most diffficult to control?
The mustard algea is most difficult to control.

Why are disinfectants needed for pools?
They are needed to maintain adequate sanitation of your pool . This enhances an optimum use of your pool. The more a pool is used, the more
disinfectant will be required, and the need for the filters to be cleaned. If you do not use disinfectants, you are exposing your pool  and swimmers
to bacteria, virues, organic algeas and insects.

Do all pools need the same amount of chemicals?
No. It will depend on the style of pool and te dimensions of the same.

How many styles of pools are there?
Pools come in a variety of styles and shapes. They cam be rectangular, square, round, oval, in "kidney" form, infinity pools, in "L" form and other
irregular shapes.

I don't have a pool, but a small spa, do I have to give it maintenance?
Yes, you must take the same types of  care of your spa pool, especially those related to sanitation. The more the spa is used, the more
disinfectant it will require.

What type of recreational water illnesses (RWI's) can be caused by contaminated water?
The RWI's caused by contaminated water are crypto, e.coli, giardia,  norovirus and shigella .
To contact  Wet Pool:

Jonathan Ortiz
Owner
787-679-2190
wetpoolpr@hotmail.com
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