How to maintain pH balance
How to maintain pH balance
The pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of the pool water. A balanced pH is essential to keep pool water clean and safe. If the pH is too high or too low, it can cause irritation to the eyes, skin and nose, as well as damage to pool equipment. Here’s how to keep the pH balanced in your pool.
Why is a balanced pool pH important?
balance is essential to keep a pool clean and safe. If the pH of the water is too high, the chlorine becomes less effective and can cause eye and skin irritation. If the pH of the water is too low, it can cause corrosion of pool equipment, as well as eye and skin irritation. The ideal pH range for a pool is 7.2 to 7.8.
How is the pH of the pool water measured? To measure the pH of the pool water, a pH test kit is used, which can be purchased at specialty pool stores or online. The pH test kit usually includes test strips or liquid reagents to measure the pH of the water.
How to adjust the pH of the pool water?
If the pH of the pool water is above the ideal range, i.e., above 7.8, an acid should be added to reduce the pH. Muriatic acid is a common chemical used to lower the pH. If the pH of the water is below the ideal range, i.e., below 7.2, an alkaline should be added to increase the pH. Baking soda is a common chemical used to increase the pH.
How do you keep the pH of the pool water balanced?
To keep the pH of the pool water balanced, it is important to perform the following actions:
- Regular testing: It is important to measure the pH of the pool water at least once a week, especially on hot, sunny days when water evaporation can affect the pH.
- Adjust pH: If the pH of the pool water is above or below the ideal range, you should adjust it with muriatic acid or sodium bicarbonate as needed.
- Avoid excess chlorine: Chlorine is important for disinfecting pool water, but excess chlorine can increase the pH of the water. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use the proper amount of bleach.
- Keep the pump and filter clean: A dirty pump or filter can affect the pH of the pool water because it does not circulate properly. It is important to regularly clean the pool pump and filter.
Maintaining a balanced pH in a swimming pool is essential to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the water.
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