Updated: Jul 11, 2019
It's easy to ask yourself if you really need to treat the pH and alkalinity in your pool water, but you do! Here's why.
- Erodes grout and plaster.
- Vinyl liners wrinkle and become brittle.
- Water corrodes metals on hand rails, ladders, lights, and heat exchangers.
- Burns eyes and skin sometimes causing rash and ear infection.
- When pH reaches 8.2, chlorine becomes 50% less powerful at minimum.
- Leaves calcium deposited on all pool surfaces, especially at the waterline.
- Water becomes more susceptible to algae and cloudiness.
- Etches plaster surfaces.
- Vinyl liners become inflexible and brittle.
- Corrodes metals on handrails, ladders, lights, and heat exchangers.
- Quick fluctuation in pH levels also known as the pH bounce.
- Stains form on pool surfaces.
- Difficulty adjusting pH level.
- Water becomes more susceptible to cloudiness.
**Pool water should have a pH level of 7.4-7.6 and an alkalinity level of 125-150ppm**
If you're not sure what you're pH and alkalinity levels are, come into the store with a water sample. (Remember to go elbow deep away from returns.) We can test your water and recommend the chemicals to help you balance your pool perfectly!