To make sure your pool water is safe for the equipment and swimmers, it is important to correctly maintain your pool water chemistry. For many pool owners, it can be difficult to maintain the water the pool in a safe balanced state. The purpose of this article is to show you how to attain and maintain the right pool water chemistry.

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What is pool water chemistry?

This is the levels and balance of your pool’s chemicals levels. You need the proper chemical balance to avoid damage to the pool devices, protect your pool finish from discoloration, and keep the pool clean.

Levels of pH

The level of pH is an essential element of pool water chemistry. Simple strips can help you test the pH levels of your pool water. They will help you determine whether the amount of chlorine needs adjusting. If your pool water is too acidic, it can result in the swimmers’ skin getting irritated, or lead to corrosion of the equipment of interior of your pool. Alternatively, water that’s too alkaline can get cloudy and result in scaling on your pool’s surface.

When you test your pool’s pH level regularly you will see whether the chlorine is working or if you should adjust the amount you add.

Skim regularly

To ensure the water in your pool stays sparkling and clear, you should get rid of organic materials such as insects, leaves and other debris. While the filter can remove small particles, big items might not get into the system. If allowed to sit in the pool water, they will break down and make your pool cloudy and unclean. It is important that you skim your pool regularly to get rid of bigger debris. Based on the landscape surrounding the pool, once or twice every day might be enough.

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It’s possible you’ve experienced – or very soon will experience – algae blossoms in the pool. Improper circulation and unbalanced pool water chemistry can cause algae growth. Algae can also make its way into properly and carefully maintained swimming pools. This is because of contaminants getting carried in by swimmers or the wind. If you don’t treat the algae, it will quickly take over the pool, clogging the filter and becoming increasingly hard to clear. To control algae you should start an effective treatment using premium products once you notice algae signs.


Cyanuric acid is commonly used as a stabilizer. It helps in maintaining the levels of chlorine inside the pool water. This stabilizer also helps to prevent the chlorine from getting affected by direct sun exposure.

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Need help with maintaining the right pool water chemistry?

Make sure you have your pool water chemistry checked regularly by a pool service expert that is knowledgeable about the area you reside in. You are sure to have the water in your pool safe for everyone. It’s important that you put your trust in experts who know what they are doing and who you can rely on to keep the pool fun, healthy, and safe. If you want a reliable company to help you with your pool water chemistry, then make sure you contact pool specialists at Premier Pools & Spas today.

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