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
There are 2 basic elements to pool chemistry: water balance and sanitation. 1. Water Balance Your pool water is delicate, and in order to reach perfect pool harmony, it must be balanced. Balancing your pool means keeping the pH of the water between 7.4 and 7.6, which is slightly above neutral on the pH scale. There … More Basic Chemistry Swimming Pool
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!