It’s that time of year again! The festive season is just around the corner and that means time off work, decorating the house, and throwing hot tub parties. But before you invite your friends over for a relaxing dip in your spa, there’s something important you need to do first—have your water analyzed. Here’s two big reasons why it’s so important.

Bacterial Threats

One of the biggest dangers of neglecting to have your pool or hot tub water analyzed is the risk of bacterial contamination. Bacteria can cause all sorts of health problems, including skin infections, ear infections, stomach illnesses, and respiratory infections. Many of these infections are serious enough to require hospitalization, so it’s definitely not worth taking the risk. We will test for things like E. coli, Giardia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and other harmful bacteria. We will also check the chlorine levels and pH balance to make sure that everything is within safe limits. If any problems are found, they can be quickly corrected.

Algae Growth

Another danger of neglecting to have your pool or hot tub water analyzed is algae growth. Algae can make your pool or hot tub water look green and murky, and it can also make it smell bad. Even worse, some types of algae can release toxins that can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems, and other health problems. So, it’s definitely not something you want to deal with. Water analysis will test for things like ammonia levels, phosphate levels, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness. These are all factors that can contribute to algae growth.

Drop-in for Your Free Water Analysis

As you can see, there are dangers associated with neglecting to have your pool or hot tub water analyzed on a regular basis. Bacteria contamination and algae growth are just two of the many issues that can arise if you’re not careful. So, don’t be shy, drop into our showroom for a free water analysis. If there’s a problem with the results, we can show you how to correct it.
Visit us in Penticton for free water analysis and when you need consultations to solve problems. Here at Deckside Pool & Spa, we are here to help, and carry a large inventory of spas and equipment, maintenance products and accessories at competitive prices.
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