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The Basics of Pool Chemical Balancing July 6, 2017

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The Basics of Pool Chemical Balancing, Scotch Plains, New Jersey

While the casual swimmer treats a swimming pool as a simple mass of water, in truth, a great amount of pool chemical balancing occurs to ensure the perfect experience. According to Gutierrez Pool Plastering, an elite specialist servicing Plainfield, Mendham, Bernardsville, and Short Hills, NJ, the PH balance, sanitation level, and calcium hardness must all work in harmony. This helps keep the water safe and clean for your enjoyment.

Pool chemical balancing depends on three major factors:

  • PH Balance: The PH balance in your pool helps determine how acidic or alkaline the water is. If the PH is too low, or too acidic, it can cause a burning sensation in the eyes and nose, as well as dry out your skin. If the pool has a high PH balance, or water that is too alkaline, the water becomes more difficult to disinfect. Keeping your pool between 7.4 and 7.6 is the ideal level. You can adjust your pool chemical balancing through the purchase of liquid PH increasers or decreaser.
  • pool chemical balancingChlorine Levels: Chlorine is used in a pool to keep it sanitary and clean of germs. Your pool should have a chlorine level of 3 ppm, or parts per million. You may administer more through tablets, powder, or a salt chlorine generator. You may purchase a testing kit to determine the exact levels in your water.
  • Calcium Hardness: Pool water has an appetite for calcium. If it is not added, the water will begin to eat away at the plaster. To prevent damage to the walls and floor of your pool, add calcium hardness. Be sure to use an appropriate amount, however, as too much can cause scaling. Ideal levels vary between 175 and 275 ppm.

A swimming pool is an irreplaceable summer accessory. Pool chemical balancing is important to ensure the water is safe to swim in. If you need a pool renovation or deck installation, consider Gutierrez Pool Plastering. With over 38 years’ experience, they are the top professionals in the Plainfield area. For more information, visit their website or call (908) 756-7585 today.

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