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Pool Water Levels with all this rain...

"Gold Coast’s Springbrook cops 416mm of rain in June, the most in 11 years"  With excessive rain and over flowing pools, many people are wondering What to do with their pools.   The first thing to consider, is draining your pool back to it's healthy water level.  The ideal water level in a swimming pool is  2/3rds high on the skimmer opening.   When draining your pool, it's a good idea to use the wasted water wisely, so it's a good idea to backwash the filter at the same time.   Remember though, don't forget your pool on backwash, or you will be a sorry pool owner when you have to spend your money topping it back up.   Another important factor to remember is that rain dilutes your pool chemicals.  Without sufficient salt levels, not even the best chlorinator on the market can function at it's maximum capacity.  In fact, if your salt levels are too long, you can potentially damage your chlorinator as it has to work twice as hard to produce chlorine.   An incorrectly balanced pool can damage your pool interior and stress out your pool equipment.  "A well oiled machine the oil"

"Gold Coast’s Springbrook cops 416mm of rain in June, the most in 11 years"

With excessive rain and overflowing swimming pools, many people are wondering what to do with their pool water levels.

It's important to drain your pool back to it's optimum water level, which is 2/3rds up the skimmer opening. This allows for the surface of your water to be "skimmed" by way of drawing the surface debris into the skimmer opening, to be caught in the skimmer basket.

It's a good idea to use this time and 'wasted water' to backwash your filter while draining your pool. Remember though, you would not be the first person to forget that your pool is on backwash, and drain your pool right down to the bottom of your skimmer box, thus allowing it to suck air, and potentially damage your pump. Backwashing your pool doesn't take long, so don't get side tracked. Keep an eye on your pool water level.

The 2nd most important issue with all this rain is to check on your chemical levels. Rain dilutes your chemicals, and without sufficient salt in your pool, not even the finest chlorinator can produce chlorine at it's optimum level. With insufficient chlorine the chances of your pool quickly turning grey and then green is a likely result.

Always check your chemical levels, as inferior levels of chemicals may not always appear to be causing damage, but over a period of time, the damage to your pool interior, grout lines and pool equipment will be most evident.

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