A pool thermometer is not just an accessory or a decorative element for your pool, used to indicate the water temperature. It plays a decisive role in the maintenance of your pool, because depending on the temperature indicated by the pool thermometer, you can detect a problem with your heating system. In this article, you’ll discover the true purpose of a pool thermometer, and learn how to maintain perfectly healthy, clear water in your pool with the help of this indispensable tool.

Improving bathing comfort

Of course, your pool thermometer is used to indicate the degree of water temperature. This has the advantage of informing you before you swim, and allowing you to treat your pool according to this temperature. Water that is too cold is unpleasant to the touch.
swimming. On the other hand, if your pool water is excessively warm, it will encourage the proliferation of bacteria. Generally speaking, bathing is best when the water temperature is between 27 and 29 degrees. Comfortably refreshing, your pool lets everyone enjoy the joys of summer. Below that (between 23 and 25 degrees), swimming is possible, but not for prolonged relaxation. Conversely, above 30 degrees, it may be pleasant to feel the heat, but swimming is no longer refreshing. What’s more, water quality can be altered more easily.

Perfect pool maintenance

It’s much more difficult to maintain a pool when the thermometer reads 30 degrees, because heat facilitates the proliferation of bacteria, and maintenance products are less effective. Depending on the temperature indicated on the pool thermometer, the filtration time must also be adapted. To find out how much filtration time you need, take the temperature of your pool and divide it by two. For example, if the pool thermometer reads 24 degrees, you need to program the filtration time to 12 hours. Conversely, water at 30 degrees will need to be filtered continuously.

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