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Why You Must Balance Your Pool Water

Unfortunately, sparkling blue pool water doesn’t just happen by itself. As a responsible pool owner, one of the most important processes you must do to your pool is to balance the water. This is imperative if you want a safe, comfortable, and friendly swimming environment.

Getting and keeping your pH levels within proper range is critical to maintaining the health of your pool and equipment. A proper pH reading is between 7.4 and 7.6. If you test your water and it falls between a 0 and 7, this means that you have a low or acidic pH. If you test your water and it registers between 8 and 14, this means that your pool has a high or base pH.

Here’s a few more reasons why this task needs to be featured regularly on your pool maintenance list:

  1. Fight Corrosion
    An improperly balanced pool can cause damage to vital areas like the ladder, the hand rail or pool equipment that is submerged into the water such as your pump.
  2. Sanitized Correctly
    The right pH enables your sanitizer, whether salt or chlorine, to function correctly rendering your pool safe to swim in by killing off germs and bacterias.
  3. Total Alkalinity (TA)
    TA and pH are friends and if your pH is too high, these means the alkalinity in your water is too high. Similarly, if your pH is too low, your water lacks alkaline. With balanced water, you should target a TA of 100 ppm.

If you need help figuring out what your pool needs, or just don’t have the time to provide the care for your backyard oasis, our team at Blue Water is standing by to address your needs.