Spring Is Around Corner, Time To Open Pool & Tips For Happy Pool Chemistry
The one thing people may forget to think about when getting a pool, is the chemistry of the pool. Our team at Aqua Fun is always here to help you maintain your pools chemistry, but we also want to help you Open Your Pool This Spring with the correct chemical balancing. In case you are into DYI Pool Opening, we’d like to offer a basic template for successfully Opening Your Swimming Pool. Not saying you have to be a Chemist but here are the basic chemicals that go in a pool and what the levels should be.
Free Chlorine – 2.0 to 4.0 ppm
pH – 7.2 to 7.6
Calcium Hardness – 200 to 400 ppm
Cyanuric Acid – 30 to 50 ppm
Total Alkalinity – 80 to 120 ppm
Above are the best ranges of chemicals for the perfect pool! There are some instances where you may need or want to go out of those levels. You want to make sure your pool is balanced for the perfect swimming environment. Maintaining the quality of your pool is very crucial for functionality and comfort. These extra steps to check your pool environment is worth it for a healthy stable balance to keep out bad bacteria and fight against algae. Remember, pH is always unstable and pH is thrown off anything that enters the water, but it is the most important to maintain, so there is a formula you’ll want to follow.
Alkalinity works with pH to fight to keep a stable balance in the pool. The Calcium Hardness is mostly just to keep the pool safe from the outside in, keeping all the plaster intact for longevity of the pool.
Whether you have a chlorine or salt water gunite pool, fiberglass pool or vinyl pool, you’ll want to make sure when you open your pool this season the chemicals are balanced and ready for the first swim of the season. It is our speciality to Open Your Pool so please don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule your pool opening today! Schedule your Aqua Fun Pool Pool Opening Consultation here.