Believe it or not, your pool needs some form of sunblock. But, please don’t squeeze in a bottle of Coppertone!
Pools, of course, need chlorine to kill algae and bacteria. Without it, the water would turn green, cloudy and would be unhealthy to swim in. That’s the last thing you want on a hot summer day!
The same sunlight and heat that you enjoy while using your pool also affects the level of chlorine. The ultraviolet rays of the sun can reduce chlorine by up to 90 percent in two hours. And if it’s a hot day, warmer water tends to breed more bacteria, and so the pool’s chlorine gets used up faster and must be replenished more frequently.
Enter the need for some kind of sunblock. Pro Balance UV Block is a great product to add to your pool water to slow down the chlorine from burning off.
Bring in a sample of your pool water to our lab at Backyard Leisure and have the levels tested. Once we have established what the existing level is our water care experts will recommend the appropriate dosage of Pro Balance UV Block. This will prolong the life of your chlorine and prevent it from burning off in the suns hot UV rays thereby saving you money and enusring a healthier swimminig experience!
For answers to other pool water care questions, check out our Swimming Pool Water Care FAQ page.