Taking care of your pool is important. To ensure your pool is comfortable and safe, it is essential that you clean and maintain it. Proper pool maintenance can not only prolong your pool’s lifespan but also prevent many different types of dangerous bacteria from growing. If not properly cleaned, these bacteria can make you sick and lead to diarrhea, stomach bugs, and infections. In addition, dirty pools can spread disease quickly, so it’s essential to ensure your health and keep it clean. In this article, we are going to dive into the types of bacteria and other gross germs that can grow if you don’t take care of your pool.
What Can Grow In Your Pool?
Although your swimming pool can be a place for fun, dangerous bacteria can grow and make you sick if it’s not well maintained. Causing 58% of bacteria and virus cases is Cryptosporidium, gross bacteria that cause diarrhea which can last for weeks.
In addition, 16% of cases were caused by legionella, which can cause Pontiac fever or Legionnaire’s disease. Pontiac fever can cause flu-like symptoms, and Legionnaire’s disease causes lung inflammation and pneumonia.
Another 13% of cases were caused by pseudomonas, which can cause swimmer’s ear or rashes. Cryptosporidium is particularly bad because it is resistant to chlorine and can be challenging to get rid of once it’s in the water. Just a mouthful of Cryptosporidium can cause healthy people to get diarrhea, cramps, and vomiting.
A good way to tell if your pool is clean is to if it smells like chlorine. Technically, it is chloramines in the pool that give off that chlorine type odor. However, adequately cleaned swimming pools should not give off a chemical odor like chlorine. That smell forms when the chlorine in the pool comes in contact with gross substances like dirt, urine, fecal matter, and sweat. Public pools are especially at risk for spreading these types of bacteria and germs.
So, if you catch a whiff of that strong chlorine smell, it means you should definitely get your pool tested. That’s why it’s so important to keep an eye on your pool and call in the professionals when you sense there’s a problem. It’s even more important to do it before there is one.
Why Choose McCallum’s Pool Service?
Being safe is first and foremost. When it comes to picking the company that will be cleaning your pool, you will want to choose McCallum’s Pool Service & Repair.
McCallum’s Pool Service & Repair is a dependable pool service company in the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Cave Creek area. We strive for excellence with every pool we clean. We also can assist you with both your residential and commercial needs.
We can clean your pool, and have it look clean as a whistle, but we also offer other pool services too. Our pool guys can do maintenance, repair work, and troubleshoot your pool system any day of the week, and we look forward to assisting you.
Call Today For A Free Estimate!
Are you looking for pool technicians in Scottsdale, Phoenix, or Cave Creek, AZ? If so, McCallum’s Pool Service can do the job right for you. Whether you’re looking to keep your pool free from harmful bacteria, need repairs, or want maintenance, we are here to help. Call us today for a free estimate at (480)-734-2495.