Have you ever watched your pool cleaner doing his job? Your pool water is looking perfectly clear, he has vacuumed the bottom, taken all the debris out, scrubbed the water line added chemicals and left. Your pool is looking good and you are happy and confident and assume it is perfectly safe to swim in. THINK AGAIN!!!
Your pool is potentially one of the most dangerous hazards on your property, and not for the reasons you would think. Yes you have to have the correct signage in place, inform your guests of the pool, its depths, the rules for safe use and supply safety equipment as standard. However the correct testing of the water with digital equipment by professionals, will often show inadequate levels of sanitation from an unqualified pool cleaner, thus leading to recreational water illness (RWI’s). These are spread by swallowing, breathing or by contact with the water. The most common recreational water illness is diarrhoea or Otitis externa (swimmers ear). Have you seen the number of companies willing to sue on a no win no fee basis? Don’t let this be you!
Anyone with a vac and van can call themselves a pool cleaner so make sure you are protected. The vital part of your pool maintenance is the water chemistry. Make sure your pool operator is a certified pool operator, that way you know they have had the correct training by professionals and passed the necessary tests. Ensure your pool cleaner keeps a log of the chemicals and amounts that is being put in the pool, that way you are protecting yourself by proving due diligence.
Remember you are paying your pool cleaner for their expertise and knowledge not just to vac your pool. Safety doesn’t happen, accidents happen due to the lack of safety.
For a free water test or help and advice on how look after your pool, give us a call or drop us an email and we will be more than happy to help.