Pool Safety involves quite a few things actually; ranging from special equipment to regulate chemical distribution, signage and warnings to deter misbehavior, or even physical barriers to prevent accidents.
How can you adopt these preventative measures and practices? Allow us to lay out some precautions to guide you toward a safer swimming experience.
*PLEASE READ EACH STEP THOROUGHLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE THE BULB. ALWAYS HAVE SOMEONE WITH YOU TO HELP IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPLACE THE BULB IF YOU ARE NOT EXPERIENCED WITH ELECTRICITY OR A MULTIMETER.*
What is Chlorine?
Chlorine is one of the MOST EFFECTIVE sanitizing agents for not only swimming pools, but for water in general. Small amounts of chlorine are commonly added to city tap water in order to combat germs and bacteria, so it makes sense for a “puddle” of water the size of a swimming pool to use chlorine more frequently. With routine chemical checks you may find that you go through chlorine slower or faster depending on a few variables not limited to: pool usage, weather related events, and outside temperature.
Compatible with both the Pentair Intelliflo VS 011028 & Pentair SuperFlo VS 342001, the IntelliSync will allow you to program and run your pump all from the palm of your hand! Through the convenience of the Pentair Home app, this pool pump controller* lets you adjust your pump speed & programming, plus get monitoring alerts on select models!
Why prime the pump?
If you're new to the pool game, you must know that you should NEVER run your pool pump dry! The pump is meant to move water and thus should always be full of water. Running the pump dry will cause irreversible damage, and potentially other issues to your equipment. It is important to keep the pump free of debris and well lubricated in order to maintain a consistent prime and avoid any future issues.