Swimming pool maintenance does not have to be difficult, but knowing how to properly maintain your pool by avoiding common mistakes will make it a much more rewarding experience as well as a safer place for family fun.
Follow these tips for easy pool maintenance:
Check pool chemistry often
You should check the pool’s chemistry at least twice a week in the summer and once a week in the winter. By doing this you can make minor adjustments to your water chemistry.
Don’t allow the pH level to get above 8.0
At 8.5, chlorine is only about 10% active. At 7.0, chlorine is about 73% active. If you maintain pH around 7.5, the chlorine will be 50-60% active. Keeping the pH in check will allow you to use the full potential of the chlorine that is already in the pool.
Keep the alkalinity between 80-140 PPM
Low or high alkalinity can affect water balance and ultimately a sanitizer’s ability to perform.
Check TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) on a regular basis
Check the TDS every 6 months and calcium hardness once a month.
Clean the cells in salt water systems
If you don’t clean the cells in chlorine generators, those calcified and corroded cells will produce little chlorine.
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