Above are examples of Algae build-up (left) and Calcium build-up (right)
Proper pool chemical balance is one of three legs to maintaining a perfect pool (the others being, proper circulation and proper filtration). Unlike the other two legs, though, balancing chemicals comes with some intricate challenges. Whereas it’s easy enough to setting the right run time for your pool (circulation) or maintaining a clean filter (filtration), chemical levels can change instantly based on a variety of factors like:
- How many people use the pool.
Why Is Chemical Balance So Important?
The most important reason for swimming pools to be properly balanced is for the health and safety of the users. Dry and itchy skin, discolored hair, and red eyes are just a few examples of a poorly balance pool. Your pool professional should be examining on a weekly basis a detailed account of your water balance.
The second reason pool chemistry is so important is because the direct impact it has on the surface of the pool, your pool equipment and the prevention of bacteria (algae).
Some common signs of poor water chemistry are:
- White calcium deposits on pool tile or within the pool shell
- Algae bloom. Most commonly yellow, green, and black algae
- Short lifespan of motor, filter, or other pool equipment
Proper pool balance isn’t just dumping chlorine into your pool. For the safety of your equipment and more importantly, you and your family, contact a pool professional. For a FREE water test, call (561) 320-1899!