Pool maintenance water balance

Everyone knows pools are heaps of fun for the whole family. A squillion kids have grown up with their own backyard pool and spent heaps of summers swimming, splashing and playing with their family and friends.

You don’t need a chemistry degree to look after your pool. Really, all you need is an understanding of the basics of pool maintenance and a regular program that ensures your pool is always safe for the kids to swim in and looks sparkling and inviting. And that’s what Pool Care is all about!

There are 3 factors that affect water balance.

pH. We’ve already seen how important this is, and that it needs to be kept between 7.4 – 7.6. We either use Filtrite pH Up or Filtrite pH Down to adjust it.

Total Alkalinity Sometimes this is abbreviated to TA. TA refers to the amount of dissolved alkali material in the pool water. It is measured in parts per million (PPM). TA helps absorb pH movement. It’s like blotting paper in your pool, pool management and helps to slow pH movement. Let’s say we had a pool with a TA of 40 (that’s very low). If we added some pH down, the pH would drop significantly. However, let’s say the TA was 150. The pH would not fall as much as if the TA was low. TA is increased by adding Filtrite pH Buffer to your pool. TA is usually kept between 120 -150 ppm.

Calcium Hardness Calcium hardness is a measurement of dissolved calcium in the water. Water will hold a certain amount of dissolved material in solution. If there isn’t enough, the water will actually go looking for it and become ‘hungry’. It can damage the pool interior, even eating into concrete pools! If the calcium hardness level is too high, the water will keep precipitating material, causing cloudy water and rough calcium build ups on the wall and floor. The calcium hardness level varies throughout Australiwa. In ‘soft’ water areas it is very low, such as Melbourne. In ‘hard’ water areas it is very high, such as Northern Australia.

We can increase calcium levels by using Filtrite Hardness Increaser, and decrease them by using Filtrite Calcium Decreaser. Calcium hardness is usually kept between 100 and 200 ppm. Phew! If that all sounds a bit complicated, don’t worry. What most pool owners do is take a sample of their pool water into their local store every couple of weeks and get their water tested. Our professional staff can analyse your pool water and give you a print out that tells you what you need to do and how much chemicals you need to add & Pool Management Companies.

PMI is a professional full service Pool Management jobs that provides staffing solutions for Aquatic Management companies, water parks, community pools and city pools. We manage facilities in multiple states and can provide you with multiple solutions for your facility.

 

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