The pH Level is a Critical Factor if You Own a Swimming Pool
While the responsibilities that come with owning a swimming pool are numerous, from protecting your swimming pool from curious neighborhood kids to winterizing and protecting against freezing temperatures and the snow, maintaining the proper pH level could be one of the most critical factors in owning a swimming pool during the summer. For proper water balance the pH level should be maintained between 6.8 and 7.2 ppm, and pH Increaser (pictured right) and pH Reducer can help in this regard.
What Is The pH Level & Why Should I Be Concerned?
The pH level gauges the alkalinity, or basicity, along with the acidity of your pool water. What problems can off-balance pH levels cause? A low pH level in your swimming pool water means the water is too acidic, which can corrode the pool liner, metal materials and other pieces. Low pH, with water offering too much acid, also creates high levels of sulfur, which can smell bad and cause other issues. This increase in the acidity causes chlorine to burn off under the sun at a higher rate than normal, another negative for pool owners.
When the pH level in your water is high, the water offers too much alkalinity. High alkalinity levels causes calcification, which is basically an increase in tiny calcium particles. This calcium can deposit in the internal workings of the pool systems, clogging pipes and the sand in sand filters. An increase in calcium also reduces the ability of the chlorine to kill bacteria and viruses.
Both high alkalinity and high acid levels will cause eye and skin irritation. Swimwear will rapidly fade if the pH level is off balance. How can you fix off-balance pH Levels? pH Increaser and pH Decreaser offer solutions; each helps pool owners maintain the proper pH levels.
pH Increaser is basically sodium carbonate designed to raise the acid level of pool water. With most pH Increaser there is no waiting period to swim, it's compatible with other swimming pool chemicals such as chlorine and it will leave no residue in the pool water. pH Increaser from Swim Clear (pictured above right) is a great choice for pool owners.
pH Reducer is basically sodium bisulfate designed to reduce the alkalinity of pool water. Increased alkalinity can cause calcification, clog filters and increase cloudy water. It also reduces the ability of chlorine to kill microorganisms while causing skin and eye irritation, and the rapid fading of swimsuits. Like pH Increaser, pH Reducer is compatible with most swimming pool chemicals and offers no waiting time to swim after application. pH Reducer by Swim Clear (pictured right) is a great choice for pool owners.
Remember the proper pH Level in your swimming pool water should be maintained between 6.8 and 7.2 ppm. The best solution to pool corrosion and component calcification issues is prevention, and these Swimming Pool Supplies from Family Leisure will help in this regard. Find the entire selection of Swimming Pool Supplies from Family Leisure here.
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