Why Should You Add Enzymes to Your Pool?

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Nobody likes a murky pool with slimy water. Even if you take all the right traditional steps to cleaning your pool, such as adding chlorine and algaecide and removing debris, sometimes the water can get dirtier and dirtier. Organic contaminants are usually causing a floating layer that collects dirt along the water surface and skimmers, and sometimes that can seem impossible to remove. Many pool experts turn to enzymes to help keep a pool clean.

How can enzymes help keep your pool clean?

Enzymes target organic contaminants.

  • People swimming in your pool leave behind oil and lotion that are made with organic material. Enzymes are a type of protein that, depending on which type you add to your pool, collect oil and lotion filtering through the water and this triggers a chemical reaction that eats away at the contaminants.

Enzyme helpers lift debris to the surface so that you can easily remove it.

  • Enzymes have to be carefully tailored to your pools environment and temperature, and a pool care specialist can help you find the right ones for your pool. Usually, these enzymes are combined with another chemical called surfactants that make OC enzymes and the captured oil rise to the surface. Through the hard work of both the surfactant and the enzymes, oil and other organic contaminants are broken down and anything left behind can easily be scooped off the surface.

Depending on how many people use your pool and how often, your pool may be gradually building up with layers of oil that have been left behind. Adding enzymes is a great way to clean your pool without any effort or concerns about dangerous chemicals. If you’d like to learn more about pool maintenance and how to keep your cool clean and refreshing, please contact The Pool and Spa Warehouse here.

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