As we’ve been seeing more rain than usual this summer in the Las Vegas valley, we thought we’d share some knowledge on the effect rainwater can have on your pool in Las Vegas. Believe it or not, rain has acidic properties that can affect the pH balance to alkaline levels of your pool. Normal rainwater has a pH of around 5.0 so a heavy rain can move the needle away from the pH level of 7.4 – 7.6 range we like to stay in.
It’s not just rain water dropping directly into your pool that can cause problems, it’s what the rainwater is dragging into your pool while running off of your deck that can cause real issues. In addition to this water run off causing chemistry issues in your pool, it can bring dirt and debris with it. To be fair, a small amount of rain will most likely not affect things very much, but heavy rain can cause some shifts.
In conclusion, keeping a healthy and maintained pool year around will mean less of an effect on the chemistry of your pool during a heavier rainfall. If you’re prepared, you’ll quickly be able to get your perfect balance back once the rain has passed.
If you have any questions at all, please contact a member of our team today.