Water balancers way to keep your pool crystal clear and safe to swim in.
Water sanitation needs to be carried out to ensure bather safety. Bacteria will quickly multiply in a pool that remains unsanitised. The ideal levels of free chlorine for your pool is 7.2ppm minimum to a maximum of 7.6ppm. Learn more about Pool & Spa Sanitation.
What If your pool water balance reading is wrong?
If your balance is wrong, there are various chemicals to use to correct this. Before you add chemicals, it is important to turn on your pump so that the chemicals are circulated round the pool.
- If the pH reading is above 7.8 it means that water balance is too high, you will need to use a pH reducer (pH -) at the rate of 10gm per day 1000 litres of water until the correct level of pH is reached. This is the best way to reduce the chlorine levels in your pool. High pH will reduce the effectiveness of chlorine in your pool which would not be ideal for bathers.
- If the pH reading is below 7.2 it means that the water balance is too low, you will need to use a pH increaser (pH +) at the rate of 10grm per day 1000 litres of water until the correct level of pH is reached. Low pH will reduce the effectiveness of chlorine in your pool which would not be ideal for bathers.
Never add more than the recommended amount of chemicals, thinking it will solve the problem quicker; you will be just creating more problems.
Water quality is affected by the effect of pH, which is affected by the alkalinity. pH levels that are too high or too low can cause cloudy water and make scaly deposits. Water balancing chemicals have a crucial part to play as they prevent damage to your pool and poor sanitation.
Balancing water in your pool means to bring the water balance to the correct level for safe bathing.
Chemicals should always be diluted in a bucket of water stir until dissolved then add to swimming pool.
Never add to pool without diluting as it will cause damage to the liner including colour loss and making it brittle. It will also have damaging effects on other types of pool finishes.
When chemicals are fully dissolved disperse evenly around the pool.
When adding pH plus to your pool, ensure that you wear appropriate protection for your eyes and wear gloves.