Pool Chemical Balancing Services
The chemicals in your pool keep it at a moderate and safe swimming level. When the chemicals are imbalanced, the water’s total alkalinity and calcium can shift, making the water damaging to the pool’s infrastructure and its overall safety to swim in. If pool water has too much calcium buildup, you’ll begin to see your water clouding or the edges of your pool developing a white crust. Neither is desirable nor it is recommended for swimming health. pH levels help measure the water’s acidity and alkaline, so understanding good pH levels will make balancing the water’s chemicals a little easier. Chemical balancing Clermont will eventually help to keep your pool clean and safe.
We use chlorine in pools because of its sanitizing properties, but did you know that too much chlorine can be damaging? It’s true! Adding too much chlorine to a pool without monitoring the amounts and how it tips the pH scale will have your swimmers feeling itchy, developing rashes, and can simply be uncomfortable to swim in. However, if not enough chlorine is added, you might see more algae floating about or the water looking less clean. If you’re not really sure how to determine how much chlorine your pool will need, professionals like us are there to assist.
The pH levels of your pool indicate the balance between acidity and alkaline. For most chlorine pools, the desired pH level is between 7.2 – 7.8. Anything above or below this could render corrosion or damage attached pool equipment. Keeping the pH levels at the moderate and recommended base level ensures that the water is safe and your pool continues to function without stress.
Total alkalinity scales the levels of carbonates and alkaline properties in the water. This means that if the water’s alkaline levels are too high or low, the pool water’s pH levels are likely to shift as well. The two go hand-in-hand and altering one will greatly affect the other. When the alkaline levels are low, your pH levels will fluctuate greatly. The best way to stabilize the pH levels is to ensure that alkaline levels are secure by either increasing or decreasing the amount of acid in the pool. Solid alkaline levels generate more concrete pH levels, creating a happy medium between the two.
Calcium hardness essentially measures how hard the water is. When water is considered too hard, this means that there is too much calcium or magnesium build up, which will likely appear in the form of foggy or cloudy water and as a crusted layer onto pool equipment like steps, ladders, and pool lights. Similar to dried toothpaste, calcium buildup can be difficult to remove so it’s best to ensure that the water is balanced to avoid the problem altogether. Calcium hardness not only affects the appearance and suitability of your water, but it can alter the integrity of surrounding pool equipment. When water is not hard enough, it could corrode surfaces of the pool, leaving behind typical water damages. Pool maintenance and green cleaning is necessary.