What happens when these levels get to high?
Problem: High levels of chlorine can cause damage to pool surfaces and equipment if it continuously stays high. In a vinyl liner pool that has high chlorine; patterns will fade and the liner will wrinkle, no matter how new the liner is. If it is tablets that are relied on as the main source of chlorine, this will lead to corroding of fittings and heat exchangers because of the low levels of pH that these tablets contain. The ideal range for chlorine is 1.0ppm-2.00ppm.
Solution: Turn down your chlorinator and start using fewer tablets so you are able to maintain a low level of chlorine and shock it weekly with whatever sanitizer of choice. Add fresh water whenever possible and keep pool uncovered so it is able to breathe.
Ever since the kids went back to school you find that critters are starting to use your swimming pool more than your family does. Which will lead to a potential problem with pink slime, white mold or bacteria.Think about it, a swimming pool is like a giant bathtub being used over and over again. Instead, bathtubs can be drained after every use and swimming pools are only drained every once in a while. Your pool will be affected not only by whatever bacterium the neighborhood ducks are carrying on their feathers but also dead spots in the pool. Dead spots are areas in the pool that hardly have circulation and where you can find these problems become present. Here's how you can identify if you have these issues:
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