Water Balance Tablets
There are five main aspects involved in balancing the swimming pool water and being aware of these will ensure you’re properly utilising your swimming pool water balance tablets. Balancing the pool water will reduce chances of algae and bacteria growth. Algae and bacteria make a pool much less healthy or even dangerous to swim in. Here is a breakdown of the important things that your water balance tablets help with to ensure a clean, safe pool to swim in:
– Water Hardness Level: Checking the water hardness level is the first key to balancing the swimming pool water, and consists of two components: Direct Hardness Level and Indirect Hardness Level. Using the right swimming pool water balance tablets gets the ideal balance achieved.
– Chlorine Level: The chlorine level in the pool is key to balancing the swimming pool chemicals. For killing unwanted algae in pool water, chlorine is the most important chemical to have. It’s important to keep it in balance, with too much irritating swimmers’ skin, and too little allowing algae and bacteria to grow.
– PH Balance: PH balance is the third key to balancing the swimming pool chemicals. PH is the index to show how acidic or alkaline (basic) pool water is. The ideal for a pool is just on the basic side. Any PH tester has numbers that will show you how acidic or basic your water is. Water that reads lower than 7 is acidic, and water that reads just higher than 7 is basic. The perfect range for swimming is between 7.2 and 7.8.
– Conditioner Level: Conditioner level is the fourth key to balancing the swimming pool chemicals. Cyanuric acid (“Stabiliser” or “Conditioner”) is the chemical that is added to a pool to stabilise chlorine balance. Chlorine is affected and dissolved fast by ultraviolet sun rays. Cyanuric acid protects chlorine from the sun. When a pool is filled, cyanuric acid needs to be added first so that the chlorine can do its job.
– Total Alkalinity (TA) Balance: Total Alkalinity is the fifth key to balancing the swimming pool water . The Total Alkalinity, or TA, is the measurement of what level of alkaline substances are in your pool’s water. When checking your pool TA level, it should read between 80-120 ppm. When the TA is in this range, it helps stabilise your PH level and prevent rapid PH changes