Chemical Balance in your Swimming Pool
Are you checking the chemical balance in your swimming pool regularly? Proper chemical balance improves the effectiveness of chlorinating products as well as other sanitizers. It will also prevent corrosion of metal equipment and the formation of scale that damages equipment, stains surfaces and clouds pool water. More importantly, the right chemical balance allows swimmers to remain comfortable and free from irritation. Here’s how often you should check pool levels:
Total Alkalinity should be checked once per month to prevent cloudy water and scaling of your pools surfaces.
pH Level should be checked once per week to prevent corrosion of metal parts and equipment, etching on plaster, cloudy water, scaling of pool surfaces as well as eye and skin irritation.
Calcium Hardness should be checked two or three times per season to prevent scaling of pool surfaces.