Swimming Pool Water Balance
- by coastalpoolcare
Oct 28, 2018
One of the most important steps of swimming pool maintenance is water balance. Generally, understanding water balance can also be one of the most confusing processes of pool maintenance. Because of its complexity, some new pool owners may not know everything they have to do to keep their pool water safe, comfortable and corrosion free.
If you are using either a salt pool or a tablet pool, then your pH needs to be correct. If pool water is not balanced correctly then the chlorine sanitizer won’t be working at full strength killing germs and bacteria. Your water balance needs to be correct or it will affect your skin and eyes. The pH should be neither too acidic nor basic in order to feel comfortable. An imbalanced pool can be corrosive to the plaster or vinyl liner, ladders and hand rail and other equipment such as the pump.
Here are the Chemistry Guidelines recommended by the National Swimming Pool Foundation:
Free Chlorine: 1ppm – 5ppm
PH 7.2 – 7.8
Total Alkalinity 60ppm – 180ppm
Stabilizer 30ppm- 50ppm and not higher than 100ppm
Feel free to call us at Coastal Pool Care if you have any questions regarding Swimming Pool Maintenance in Jacksonville, FL.