A pool’s filter system does the heavy lifting in keeping the water clean, but it takes chemistry to do the fine-tuning. It’s important to carefully control the chemical balance in pools for numerous reasons:
- Dangerous pathogens, such as bacteria, thrive in water. A pool filled with untreated water is the perfect place for disease-carrying micro-organisms to move from one person to another.
- Water with the incorrect chemical balance can damage various parts of the pool ie: staining.
- Improperly balanced water can irritate the skin and eyes.
- Improperly balanced water can get very cloudy.
Every swimming pool requires proper cleaning, filtering and chemical usage to maintain the purity and clarity of the water. Correctly adding the chemicals based on how many litres of water are in the pool is critical in maintaining water quality. Balancing the water starts with alkalinity, pH level and chlorine stability. After the basic levels reach a safe rating, other chemicals will help your pool shine.