Maintaining good water quality is essential for any water park. There are costly repercussions when a park has poor water quality, including higher operating costs and a potential threat to the health of bathers.
Poor Water Quality Can Damage Your Water Park’s Equipment
Keeping the water quality balanced helps to maintain the assets of your park. Caustic or scale-forming water harms your equipment. An imbalance can reduce the life of filters, pumps, ancillaries, and even the pool surface itself. Ultimately this costs you money and eats into your bottom line.
Protect the Health of Your Water Park’s Visitors
Chlorine and improperly balanced pH levels can also cause health problems for bathers. People with a health condition can react to high chemical levels, necessitating medical treatment. This has the potential for legal problems.
So, using service companies to balance your water quality regularly is essential. But, you must careful to work with well-trained operators. Working with lower-end companies can cost you, too.
The Mistakes Improperly Trained Operators Make
Untrained pool maintenance personnel can easily let the water quality get out of balance, adding the wrong chemicals to balance pH and then adding too much chlorine, resulting in a mix of improper levels.
Often, they shock the pool, bringing the ppm of chlorine to an extremely high level.
With high chlorine levels, you can expect mechanical equipment like filters, pumps, and ancillaries to degrade quickly. Handrails and water features in the pool can also become corroded and need refinishing or replacing. The pool’s surface can also degenerate from high chlorine levels, causing a need for unnecessary, costly repairs.
What to Look for in a Good Water Quality Service Company
A good company will take other factors into account beyond only chlorine and pH. They use reliable measures like the Langelier Index.
The Langelier Index can measure whether the pool’s water is balanced, scale-forming or corroding. It includes factors like water temperature, pH, alkalinity, total dissolved solids and calcium hardness. Using this index ensures that everything is taken into account with water quality. So, it’s important to work with a good company that uses this measure.
When you use a professional company to maintain your water’s quality, it relieves headaches. You can be sure that your water quality is balanced, so you can tend to other matters of running your water park.
Using good equipment and water park design from the beginning helps, as well.
Designing Your Water Park for Success from the Beginning
Operators have a much harder time maintaining pools with poorly made equipment. Lesser quality engineering can also contribute to higher operating costs.
Using high-quality equipment such as filters, pumps, and ancillaries and working out pool designs with the help of professionals who know what works will keep your long-term operating costs low. While the initial investment will be higher, having well-designed pools with quality equipment is key and in the long run, will actually reduce overall costs.
Considering that you’re in business for the long haul, it’s prudent to look at the long-term financial picture to make your water park profitable.
The Bottom Line on Water Quality
Being sure to use high-quality equipment, using good engineers who design a professional water park, and hiring operators who know how to maintain water quality are all key to running a profitable park.
Using cheaper services to maintain water quality is a bad investment. Water quality upkeep is essential to keep your park financially healthy and protect your visitors’ health. Using professional services is the ideal solution.