As I mentioned on Friday in my post How to Surf: A Quick Guide to Riding the Waves, Elizabeth is sure to be wanting to go into the swimming pool sometime soon.
That sometime soon happened on Saturday, just one day after my prediction. A friend came round to play and at about 1:30 in the afternoon, they both excitedly asked if they could go in the pool. Well, the temperature was nudging 28°C.
As you can see from the pictures above, the pool has been in better shape, like this…
Testing your pool water
- Collect a small sample of pool water in a bottle and take it down to the local pool shop.
- Wait while the local pool man in the local pool shop tests your water.
- Listen intently while the local pool man in the local pool shop explains what you need to put into your pool.
- Hand money over to local pool man in the local pool shop.
- Return home and put stuff suggested by and purchased from local pool man in the local pool shop into your pool.
In my case, I handed over $51 for 3 kg of stabiliser and a Focus Pool Sparkler to place in my skimmer box to help to make the water crystal clear again. The stabiliser is, I’m told, to prevent the sun from burning off the chlorine in my pool.
Other stuff that is most commonly suggested to put into your pool is salt, chlorine and hydrochloric acid.
My swimming pool isn’t exactly crystal clear yet, but it is getting clearer by the day. I turned up the chlorine production by running the chlorinator for longer and I have also now removed the barracuda; that’s the squiggly blue tubes with the vacuum like device attached to the end.
I’m just wondering if the water might not be filtered better without it attached. Time will tell on that one.
Swimming pools are great source of fun, especially for the kids. If you’re wondering whether to have one or not, and need more information about the costs of running one, or if you are interested in some additional swimming pool statistics, check out my post called Swimming Pools in Australia.
On that same post you will also see that my pool has been in much worse shape, and how to fix it, by watching my video “When Swimming Pools Turn Green”.
And no, as I did explain on Friday, you can’t go surfing in a swimming pool, but you won’t get attacked by a shark in one either.