Water Chemistry

Proper pool water chemistry is probably the most critical factor in extending the life of your pool, the equipment used with it, as well as keeping your pool safe and clean for swimmers. Regular attention to pool water chemistry can not only save you hundreds of dollars a year, but also prevent the endless hours of work that can result when regular, proper servicing isn’t accomplished. For instance, maintaining proper pool water chemistry will help you avoid the following problems:

  • Corrosive water (e.g., destruction of metal components in pump, heater core, and other equipment)

  • Filter calcification (e.g., plugged filtration systems)

  • Staining of pool surfaces (e.g., increase in copper, iron, etc. in pool water)

  • Etching of plaster (e.g., in gunite pools)

  • Pitting of surfaces (e.g., in all pools)

  • Scale formation

  • pH fluctuation (e.g., inability to stabilize pH)

  • Reduced chlorine effectiveness

  • Cloudy water

  • Algae and other organic formation (e.g., safe and/or unsafe bacteria)

  • Eye & skin irritation

  • Hair loss (believe it or not)

If you’d like to know more about your pool water chemistry, have a look at the information we’ve provided via the links below, or give us a call today at 631.242.2667 if you’d like our help in keeping your pool water crystal clear and a pleasure to swim in.

Helpful links about pool water chemistry:

  • Proper Pool Water Chemistry Levels, which details those levels and includes descriptions of the four major processes associated with their proper maintenance;

  • Pool Chemical Dosage Charts, a series of charts that detail the amount of chemicals needed to bring the chemistry of various sized pools in-line with their proper readings.


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