Balance Your Pool
With your swimming pool, it’s important to ensure that your water is properly balanced. This will help your pool stay clean and stay in the best shape for many years to come. This will also to ensure that your family and anyone else who swims in your pool is safe. Here are our best tips on how to balance your pool.
Before you add chemicals into your pool, you should turn on your pump. This will circulate the chemicals you add throughout the whole pool.
When working with chemicals, you can only add a certain amount of each chemical per 10,000 gallons of water at one time. The amount depends on the chemical and your pool size.
If you need to add more than the maximum amount, add it slowly. You should add the max, then wait 6 hours before adding any more.
Total alkalinity refers to the amount of alkaline in the water.
Adding alkaline material into your water first is the best method. It will act as a buffer for your pH scale.
This is the acidity of the water. Ideally, you will want your water between 7.4-7.6.
Keeping your PH balanced will ensure the structure of your pool and equipment are not damaged from low or high levels.
Do you have questions about which chemicals you need for your pool, or how to balance your pool properly? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
Thank you for explaining that you should turn on your pump before adding chemicals to your pool to help circulate the chemicals. My sister just bought a house with a pool so we’re all kind of pitching in to help her learn how to take care of it. I’ll be sure to share this bit of advice with her so that she can get the right balance of chemicals.