Advantages of having a balanced water
Having a balanced water is the most important principle when maintaining your pool. At first it might seem simple, but it gets complicated as you understand the process. When in doubt about this issue, we recommend leaving this process to specialists in the field.
Water Balance Definition
It’s the parameter balancing of a series of chemical compounds such as: Chlorine, pH, calcium, etc. This is necessary to keep the water clean and healthy for everyone who uses the pool. After this process the water will be clean and the bathers will not run any risk of getting sick.
If you use any type of chlorine or salt disinfectant you need to know which would be the appropriate pH for each case.
If the pH is not within a range of 7.2 – 7.8 the disinfectant will not work properly and could not kill bacteria.
A balanced pH does not allow skin and eyes to be damaged.
A poorly balanced pool causes the walls, steps and parts of the filtration system such as the pump and filter to corrode.
The alkaline as a whole, is the balance between AT and PH. High alkalinity increases pH levels and a low AT does the other thing. The AT (Total Alkalinity) in a pool should be around 100 ppm.
It is also advisable to add stabilizers to the chlorine to extend its life and prevent it from decomposing.
If the stabilizer level is low, you should start with chlorine and disinfectant. Within an ideal range of 50 to 100 ppm. The stabilizer is also called cyanuric or pool conditioner.
Finally, the amount of solids or minerals dissolved in the water when it evaporates, can form spots; to combat this you should release a little water and replace it with fresh water.
If you have any questions about these issues, do not hesitate to contact us.