One of the most important aspects of running a personal pool in your back yard is the maintenance associated with keeping the water bacteria free. As your pool begins to function and age, bacteria will naturally start building up within the confines of the water. Unfortunately it won't go away by itself and since it is harmful, you must do what you can to destroy these bacteria. One of the easiest and most reliable ways of getting rid of the algae and moss which subside in the pool area is to buy the proper chemicals and begin a cleansing process.

A pool filter will catch the majority of the larger germs inside the pool, but unfortunate it won't catch all of them as it can only do so much. Where the pool filter leaves off, the chemicals must take the wheel and begin a much stricter process of bacteria destroying. The first step is to bring an agent into the mixture by dispersing a chemical compound into the water. This will usually be a high concentration of chlorine which destroys everything inside the pool, although other types of agents can and will be used.

The common chlorine will usually be in either liquid or powder form, but sometimes tablets can be found which make the handling of the dangerous chemicals much easier and safer. You must add these compounds into the water just after the process of filtering has been completed via a chemical feeder. This disperses the chemicals at a much even rate, whereas simply tossing the compounds into the water will leave certain areas underexposed, and obviously some will have far too much chlorine collecting.

It is important to note that certain types of chemicals can reduce in effectiveness once exposed to the elements of the sun's UV rays. This means that you can't store it outside in the sun as it'll wind up costing you money in the long run, as well as doing a partially effective job on your pool water.

Once you've evenly distributed the chemicals through the chemical feeder your pool is on its way to becoming clean enough to swim in again. It is important to make sure that you don't add too much or too little of your compounds into the pool as this can result in eye and skin irritation and a funny smell in addition to leaving you with less than satisfactory sanitation levels in the water.

Following these specific and helpful tips will do you a great deal of help when it comes to using your pool chemicals properly. It also important to make sure you store them in a safe area so no small animals or children get a hold of them.