Not all private pools even add cyanuric acid. I certainly don't. I add
sanitizer in the evening, so the sun has little effect on it. As I
said, I have never done a complete water change in 50 years, and my
water tests fine.
I have a hot tub, which gets a complete water change every 3 months.
It is covered when not in use, so evaporation is minimal, and the
filters are paper cartridges that get removed and cleaned, so there is
no backwash loss of water either. In the hot tub, I use a two part
bromine, and the water does get saturated after a while to the point
where the chemistry is less effective.
The buildup of cyanuric acid occurs over time because it does NOT evaporate
nor does it preciptate out, therefore the filter system does not catch it.
Occasional loss of water due to back wash, pump out and evaporation remove
relatively small amounts of water so this build up is not affected much by
these actions. Some users do not have this problem because they either use
relatively small amounts of a sanitizing chemical or what they use does not
contain a "stabilizer" (another name for cyanuric acid).
Obviously each pool situation is different. My comments were meant to
inform, not be absolute.
Life is full of risks, its up to ADULTS, even those without children to
minize those risks.
Theres LEGAL LIABILITY and PERSONAL RESPONSIBLITY, having had a friend
who accidently killed a kid, it wasnt her fault.
She has had a tough life dealing with it, never had any children
herself, and all friends agree it ruined her.near 50 today..
leaving a trampoline unattended and a child bounces and breaks their
neck, unable to move from the neck down for the rest of their life.
or drownd or worse half drown, living a comatose life for however long
either survive, brain damaged.
have a pool with no fence even next to a river... someone dies you
might get charged with a crime...
something to think about as you save a few bucks on the fence. the
criminal defense lawyer to defend you will cost way more than the fence
This sounds more like a lawyer problem than a swimming pool problem.
Why is the pool any more dangerous than the river?
... because you can't sue god for making the river.
I live in a state where you are seldom more than a mile from a natural
body of water. The real criminal act is letting kids who can't swim
wander the streets.
To be perfectly clear, I do have legal barrier protectoin for my pool
but god (or the state) was not obligated to fence the river, the lake,
the bay or the Gulf of Mexico.
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