The water quality in any swimming pool is important but when dealing with commercial swimming pools it’s vital. Water quality has been in the news a lot over the last few months especially in Flint, Michigan and Knox County in Galesburg, IL. What’s dominating the news in those areas is sources of lead in their water. Since these scares have occurred, it’s really making people think about not only their drinking water but also the water they swim in too. When dealing with large bodies of water especially in commercial applications like hotels and resorts, apartment complexes, water parks and community pools it can be pretty terrifying to think about what could be in the water! As a parent or a concerned citizen you should absolutely be concerned with the water you’re swimming in! Why, you ask? Well, in all the above swimming pools kids and even adults will urinate in the swimming pool, they could vomit and even the most unfortunate could happen which is a child could poop in the swimming pool. Not to be graphic, but kids and even adults will swallow water when swimming making you very susceptible to coming in contact with various waterborne diseases…
- Campylobacteriosis is a bacterium with symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever.
- Cholera is a bacterium with symptoms of muscle cramps, vomiting and diarrhea.
- Cryptosporidium is a bacterium with symptoms of diarrhea, stomach cramps, upset stomach and slight fever.
- Shigellosis is a bacterium with symptoms of bloody stool, diarrhea and fever.
- Typhoid fever is a bacterium with symptoms of fever, headache, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and an abdominal rash.
In commercial swimming pools, they do their best to keep swimming pools sanitary by injecting higher levels of liquid chlorine but it’s not enough and it causes another problem. Liquid chlorine will increase total dissolved solid (TDS) levels (mainly because of salts) and cyanuric acid (CYA) too. Because of this, commercial swimming pools are highly regulated due to water quality and water hardness levels. To make sure you are swimming in the highest quality of water free of any waterborne diseases, Weber Pools offers The “Puripool” Process which lowers calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid, removes waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. Our filtration equipment is mobile which means it comes to you. You will never have to worry about exposing the liner of the swimming pool nor will you have any downtime because you can swim in the pool while the process is done. So, if you like to swim in commercial swimming pools, make sure the water is sanitary and if you own a commercial swimming pool, call us today to learn how our mobile filtration system can save you a lot of headaches when taking care of your swimming pool!