Balanced Water and What You Need to KnowThe first thing you should know about owning a swimming pool is that you have to keep up with pool maintenance. Balancing water is important to keep your swimming pool clean, and If it is not balanced right the chlorine sanitizer is not going to work at full strength to kill bacteria or germs. Whether you have a salt-based pool that produces chlorine or a chlorine-based tablet pool, your pH has to be correct. When your water is not balanced, you may notice a negative effect on your skin and eyes. The pH should not be too basic nor should it be too acidic so that your water can feel comfortable on your skin. An imbalanced pool can also cause problems with the liner, ladders, and handrail. It could cause problems with equipment like the pools filter & pump too. You are looking at total alkalinity which refers to how much alkaline is in the water. Both pH and TA are important with your balanced water. When your water is highly alkaline, this leads to high pH. Low alkaline water leads to low pH. You want to shoot for your pool having an alkalinity reading of 100 ppm. pH Levels in Your Pool To keep your pool equipment and pool finish intact, you need to make sure your pH levels are within the proper range. pH is in reference to the acidity or baseness of your pool’s water. You are looking to have a pH level around 7.4 to 7.6 on your pH test kit’s numeric scale. 0 to 7 means it is low or acidic and 8 to 14 means the pool has a high or base pH level. Calcium Hardness You need to have the right amount of calcium in your pool since if there is too little, your plaster could erode. If you have too much calcium, your water may become cloudy, scale could form and stains could start to form. 300 ppm is ideal for the average pool so shoot for that.
Balanced Water & Proper Pool MaintenanceHaving a pool service company to make sure everything is balanced & running correctly throughout your pool takes a lot of weight off your shoulders. Plus, you will have more free time to actually swim in your pool rather than spending the afternoon cleaning it. Premier Pool Service offers multiple service packages, such as weekly & monthly packages. We can also upgrade systems in your pool, which in the long run, would help keep your swimming pool clean. Contact us today about any maintenance needs you might have. Don’t have a pool? Well that isn’t a problem, Contact Premier Pools & Spas today for a FREE quote on the swimming pool of your dreams!
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