If you own a pool, you know that the pH in your pool should be kept in balance and have a kit to check it. If you’re new to owning a pool, however, you may not be aware of how important this is to do on a regular basis.
Reasons for Pool Balance
- To Swim Safely: The purpose of chlorine in your water is to kill bacteria and germs, keeping swimmers free from disease. However, if the water is not balanced properly, the chlorine won’t be able to work to full capacity.
- Comfort Level: If the balance of the water is off and it is too alkaline or too acidic, it will be uncomfortable for swimmers, especially affecting the eyes and the skin.
- Longevity of Your Pool: Just as water that isn’t balanced can affect swimmers, it can also affect the pool lining and other equipment such as handrails, ladders and the pump.
The Importance of Water Balance
Keeping your pool in proper balance requires regulating the following items:
- Total Alkalinity
- pH Levels
- Calcium Hardness
- Levels of Stabilizer
- Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
If all of this seems daunting and like a lot of work, you’re not alone. There are experts that can help you understand water balance and how to maintain it. For more information on how to keep your pool safe and in good working order, call Mr. Pool of Pasco & Crystal River at 727-856-2778.