If your visitors use your small resort's pool most of the year, you want to keep the water as clean and cool as you possibly can. But if the water in your pool becomes so hot that it attracts bacteria, algae, and other contaminants, cool it down with a commercial pool chiller. Learn why you need to use a commercial pool chiller for your resort's swimming pool below.
How Can a Hot Pool Become Unsafe?
The CDC, or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, requires all private and public pools to be clean, clear, and properly filtered for swimmers throughout the summer and/or year. The pH levels of swimming pool water should also be between 7.2 and 7.8. However, water can become too acidic and unclean if it heats up too much, especially during the summer. Warm swimming pool water can become a haven for small organisms, such as bacteria and blue-green algae.
Algae grow, or bloom, best in warm conditions, such as hot swimming pools and ponds. Algae blooms may contain toxins that may cause harm to humans and/or animals. If swallowed or inhaled, the toxins found in algae blooms can cause diarrhea, bloating, and other serious health problems.
If your pool's water looks unhealthy or filled with blue-green algae, cool it down with a pool chiller today.
How Can You Cool Down Your Pool?
You want to contact a commercial HVAC contractor and request information on their pool chillers. The pool chillers you find in local stores may not be powerful or stable enough to keep your resort's pool cool for guests. A contractor can help you find a chiller that fits the size and cooling needs of your pool.
A contractor may need to visit your resort and examine your pool personally. A personal visit allows a contractor to test the water temperature inside your pool. If the water is too hot, a contractor can choose equipment that will cool it down properly.
A contractor can also install your pool's chiller for you. Most chillers use pumps to create and circulate cool air into pools. The pumps generally sit inside the pool for convenience. You may or may not find chillers that fit outside the pool.
After a contractor installs your chiller equipment, they'll show you how to maintain it. You want to keep the equipment clean during the year, particularly during the summer. If you need assistance maintaining your chiller and/or pool, contact a commercial HVAC contractor right away.
Learn more about pool chillers and how to install one in your resort's pool by contacting a commercial HVAC service, such as Environmental Air Systems Inc.