Your swimming pool’s water is always transforming. Your water’s equilibrium is affected by pretty much everything: wind, rain, oil, dirt, sunlight, and the makeup worn by people entering the pool. You’ll notice I mentioned rain there. It can seriously disrupt that preciously balanced pool you have.
I usually define a pool that’s “balanced” by it having the appropriate amounts of pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness.
You may additionally define a balanced swimming pool as a pool with water that isn’t scaling or corrosive.
Now, when water is significantly less than saturated it’s generally thought of as being in a state that is corrosive. When water is ends up being overly saturated, which means it can’t keep hold of the minerals in solution; this is called scaling. So you see, balanced water that is the appropriate levels is at a happy medium; it isn’t under or over saturated.
How can we figure out if our water is in either of these negative states?
Well, I’m glad you asked!
After any great amount of rain I’d recommend examining the following things: pH levels, alkalinity of the pool, and the swimming pool’s calcium hardness.
How do you do this? Well you’ll want to pick up a test kit.
Most of these kits will analyze these really significant factors for you. In the event you do not have one and are searching for a good one, a Taylor Test Kit is a good way to go. You can also get your preferred local pool company (like Aquaman Pools) to come check it for you if you need some help. Its really just a matter of preference and how hands on you want to be with your swimming pool.