Keeping your pool water balanced and maintaining the proper chemical levels is crucial for several reasons. It ensures the health and safety of swimmers by providing a clean and safe environment free from harmful bacteria and contaminants.
High chlorine and low PH levels can cause skin and eye irritation along with respiratory issues. High chlorine levels can happen after shocking the swimming pool or by adding to many chlorine tablets. If you have a salt water pool with the output set to high it can over chlorinate the pool. PH (Potential Hydrogen) is a measure of how acidic or alkaline the water is. If you have a low level of PH then it is acidic which will burn and irritate your eyes. It is vital to maintain the proper levels of both of these chemicals.
Not only does low PH irritate you eyes but it is very corrosive and damaging to heaters, pumps and filters resulting in expensive repairs or replacements. Testing your water weekly and adjusting your chemicals to the proper levels will prevent any damage to the equipment, saving you money over the life or your pool.
Total Alkalinity is a measure of the carbonate and bicarbonate levels in water. In simple terms it helps stabilize the PH of the water and keep it at the correct level.
Calcium Hardness, which is the hardness of the water, is vital to the life of the surface of your gunite pool. Levels too high will cause scaling and left too low will destroy the finish in less than 2 years!
Cyanuric Acid is used to help keep chlorine in the water. Without proper levels you can lose 90% of the chlorine in your pool in less then 2 hours when the temperature is over 90 degrees!
In conclusion, maintaining balanced chemical levels is essential to ensuring the health and safety of swimmers, protecting your pool equipment, and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your pool. Regular testing, monitoring, and adjustments of the water chemistry are necessary to keep your pool in optimal condition, saving you time and money. Consulting with a professional pool service can help ensure that your pool is balanced and safe for all who use it.
The good news is, we have a 1 specific video "Chemical Balance Made Easy" that will show you exactly how to keep the chemical levels perfectly balanced. There are 3 other videos that will tell you what chemicals will cause the most damage to your pool. These series of videos are very important to prevent damage to your pool and equipment.
Mike Steele, aka “The Pool Doc”, has over 30 years of experience as a pool maintenance and service professional. You'll be shown how to maintain your pool in as little as 10 minutes once a week. Plus you will also get cheat sheets that will show you the correct chemical levels to maintain. No more guess work, no more reading countless blogs. Just follow the simple step by step instructions in the videos.
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