08 May 2013

Do I need an Aerator for my Swimming Pool?


An aerator is a water feature that sprays water out over a swimming pool. The thought is that aerators helps oxygenate the water lower the water temperature of the pool, although there are a wide variety of opinions that this is actually effective. A secondary purpose is to prevent the pool from becoming stagnant and decrease the likelihood of algae growth. Again, there are many schools of thought on this. In truth, if your pool has an adequate pump and filtration system, stagnation is never an issue.

We at Pool People are of the opinion that aerators are more for decoration than for actual swimming pool maintenance and care. In point of fact, an aerator will sharply increase that amount chlorine your pool uses. As the water is oxygenated, the chlorine will gas off much more quickly.

If you have questions about aerators and what it will do for your swimming pool system, come into Pool People in Glendale, Arizona. Pool People provides regular pool and spa cleaning, pool and spa maintenance, pool remodeling, pool and spa repairs, as well as tile cleaning for residents of the Northwest Valley in Phoenix. We also have a fully stocked pool store at 5830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Suite B-6, Glendale, AZ.

2 Responses to Do I need an Aerator for my Swimming Pool?
  1. My in ground pool is inundated with algae. I have tried liquid bleach, shock treat, and algaecide to no avail,and the pool looks like a CESSPOOL I would like any information that may help with this problem. (Have you any information concerning ozone treatment? Thank You. RW

    • Sorry for slow response Robert!

      A couple of things. The first problem might be that your water is worn out – in short, it has become so hard that it just won’t accept any more chemicals.

      As for the ozone treatment… TRI-CHLOR GRANULAR 99% 4LBS FOR EVERY 10,000 GALONS
      RUN 24/7 TIL CLEAR

      You’ll need to find a good pool store that sells top quality chemicals. Don’t get the stuff from chain stores. Those chemicals are getting to be more and more filler and less and less chemicals.


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