With summer just around the corner, now is the time to make sure your pool is ready for use. After months of disuse, it is important for a swimming pool water treatment to be completed on the body of water. This will ensure that all aspects of your pool are clean and in working order, especially your filter to make sure bacteria doesn’t end up in the water causing you or others harm.
Did you know, according to the CDC during 2000-2014, almost 500 recreational water illnesses outbreaks were reported across the US? The outbreaks ranged from acute gastrointestinal to respiratory illnesses. This shows the importance of cleaning your pool and its filter regularly.
In this post we will discuss cleaning your pool filter and why you should consider UV disinfection to boost the cleanliness and safety of your swimming pool.
Cleaning your filter to ensure your swimming pool water treatment is optimal
Many pool filters feature a cartridge you need to remove which collects the dirt and debris. This simply needs to be deep cleaned to ensure no bacteria remains. If in doubt, always refer to the company or supplier of the filters for instructions on how to clean them properly.
However, when it comes to normal pool filters, how do you know for sure the water is 100% clean? It may look clear of dirt and grime, but how about the bacteria which may have been there?
This is where UV disinfection is king. When it comes to swimming pool treatments, UV filters are not only one of the most effective and simplest ways to disinfect a body of water, but it is also one of the safest.
In traditional water treatment, you not only need to change the filter regularly, but you also need to add chemicals to the water such as chlorine to kill the bacteria in there. However, with a UV filter, you don’t need to add potentially harmful chemicals to the water as the UV rays do all the work.
How does UV disinfection work?
UV or ultraviolet rays are used in a variety of situations to disinfect and sterilise items from surfaces and tools in hospitals to the water in drinking water taps. This works by UV lamps being placed in optimal positions so that the rays reach the whole body of water. Wherever the rays reach, the bacteria will be deactivated making it harmless to the human body.
Why should you use UV disinfection as your swimming pool water treatment?
There are several reasons why you should choose UV disinfection over more traditional methods. Some of these include:
- UV disinfection doesn’t change the structure, taste, colour or smell of the water making it safe for the kids to swim in
- There are no harmful chemicals involved in the whole process
- Eliminates 99.9% of all bacteria
- Cost-effective and inexpensive
- Quick and simple process
Here at UVO3, we provide a large range of UV filters, from domestic size all the way up to commercial setups for offices and factories. With plenty of experience, we are perfectly placed to advise you on the best UV solution for you.
Contact us today to find out how you can utilise UV disinfection in your pool or even in your water taps.