Understanding basic pool water chemistry will help you keep your swimming pool safe for swimmers, reduces the amount of chlorine used, is the least corrosive to the equipment and pool shell, and is the cheapest way to own a pool. Unbalanced water is expensive to balance, especially if algae have gotten out of control. If … More Basic Pool Water Chemistry
What Is pH? pH is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in water. The pH of pool water impacts the comfort of swimmers as well as pool maintenance. “pH” stands for “protens hydrogen” or “power of hydrogen”; water conducts electricity and is easily ionized, so it will contain some level of hydrogen ions. The … More How Much Muriatic Acid to Add to Adjust Swimming Pool pH
In this series of topics on basic swimming pool maintenance, the various forms of chlorine were discussed in the first article, then the all-important and often forgotten pH component of the water was the second topic. The third was a brief run-down on pool water testing. With the necessary tests now understood and done correctly, … More Adding pool chemicals — carefully!