Many children, along with adults, are attracted to water, especially during the summer season. For this, they either set up an above-ground pool in their homes or find under-ground pools in their locality to enjoy the weather at its best.
Although it might be an interesting activity as sprinkling water and using floating tubes in water is fun; still, water safety is no joke. Water-related accidents are not far off for anyone – even for individuals who can swim, and it usually occurs due to improper water levels.
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Therefore, closely monitoring your swimming pool water level is important to ensure that everything is working correctly and that your children and other swimmers are safe from any accidents.
In this article, you’ll learn how to identify the optimum water level for your pool and have concluded a list of risks of having a water level above or lower than the standard safety levels.
How to Know the Correct Water Level?
Measuring the ideal water level for a swimming pool is very simple. A simple visual check makes it possible to verify if the water level is within the standards. If you have a pool with recessed skimmers, all you need to do is take your skimmer as a guide. Know that the water should reach about half of the visible opening. It must not have a level lower than 2/3 of the opening nor higher than 3/4.
Risks of Improper Water Level: Damage Caused to the Pool
· If There Is Too Much Water
Under normal operation, the pool water enters the filter system through the skimmer, where it is transported to the filter through a pipe or hose and then returned to the pool through a return nozzle. Here, the skimmer is also responsible for capturing the large pieces of debris struck by the skimmer’s basket to keep the pool clean.
Therefore, if the water level is too high, the water cannot normally flow into the system’s pipes and filtration equipment, eventually causing difficulty in evacuating the impurities through the skimmers.
· If There Is Not Enough Water
The low water level can cause air to enter the skimmers, thus defusing the pump and causing damage.
If the problem is evaporation, it is advisable to equip yourself with a thermal bubble cover, a safety cover, a swimming pool enclosure, or a roller shutter to limit evaporation by minimizing it during the night.
On the other hand, if the problem is due to a leak. In that case, it is first necessary to know the origin (crack or microcrack in the coating, defective pipes, landslide, faulty sealing, etc.) and call on the manufacturer to remediate.
Lastly, if the problem is usage related, a suitable solution is the water level regulator. This instrument measures the swimming pool’s water level and then automatically increases or decreases it as needed.
All in all, to bathe quietly and not have to worry about the water level, seek expert help from A&B Pools Maintenance. We can run a quick check-up on your pool’s water level and set it according to your requirements. Our service packages are reasonable and can be availed in Sunnyvale, CA.
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