Filthy swimming pools can lead to a plethora of dangers to our health. At best, you’ll end up with skin irritation or a crawly sensation all over the body. At worst, you might contract a deadly bacteria or parasite that’ll turn the rest of your life into a nightmare.

That’s why it’s essential to know when is the right time to clean your swimming pool. Read on to learn the tell-tale signs that your pool is due for a cleaning and how pool maintenance and repair services in Dallas can help you manage any issue at hand.

Insects and Rodents in the Water

Floating drowned flies and mosquitoes on the surface of the swimming pool can be problematic, especially if it is a recurring issue. Sometimes, you might have forgotten to clean your pool or schedule professional cleaning services, and other times there may be nearby hives you need to get rid of. 

In addition to insects, rodents, too, can pose a serious hygiene threat to the cleanliness of your pool, as can other larger insects and pests. 

Diminished Transparency and Discoloration

Sometimes, the signs aren’t as material. They’re more related to the color of the water itself. 

The greenish, brownish, or less-than-transparent color of the water is a sign that either the pH balance has been disrupted or that rain and debris have contaminated the water. What’s more, algae formation starts naturally in swimming pools over time and creates that dirty greenish tint. So, watch out for it.

Foamy Clumps

Foamy clumps or bubbles floating on the surface are usually signs of one of various issues ⁠— clogged filters, pH imbalance, filth (from your body ⁠— sweat, sunscreen, etc.), or increased bacteria. 

While it’s wise to rid your pool of these foamy clumps as soon as you notice them, it’s best to contact professionals right away. This way, you don’t have to guess what the foamy clumps are, and you won’t be risking exposure to something that could irritate your skin.

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Smelly Chlorine

Clean pools have healthy amounts of chlorine in them ⁠— but they don’t smell of chlorine. 

A pool with a strong smell is likely to be filled with bacteria, and the chlorine is not strong enough to deal with it. Everything from sweat, sunscreen, and bacteria to pH imbalance can change the chlorine smell and point to a possible cleanliness or hygiene issue.

Physical Irritation after Swimming

Finally, you can tell that something is wrong with the pool if your skin feels “off” after swimming. Itchiness, red skin, inflammation, and stinging eyes are the clearest signs that the pool water is filthy and in need of some maintenance. 

Reach Out to the Best Pool Cleaning Services in Dallas

There is no need to clean your pool alone, especially with a peskier issue at hand. 

Weber Pools offers trusted pool services to residential and commercial pool owners in Dallas. We have a team of dedicated professionals to take the burden of cleaning your pool alone off your shoulders. 

Reach out to our team to get all information regarding our pool cleaning services in Dallas and enjoy our comprehensive services at an affordable rate. Get in touch.