Properly balanced water provides a comfortable swimming environment and makes your pool easier to maintain. Properly balanced pool water meets the following criteria:
- pH: 7.2-7.8
- Total Alkalinity: 80-150ppm
- Calcium Hardness: 180-250 (vinyl pools), 200-275 (plaster pools)
- Metals: none
- Total Dissolved Solids: less than 1500 ppm
- Bacquaci Sanitizer: 30-50ppm
- Chlorine: 1.0-3.0 ppm.
Pleasant Pools and Spas carries a full line of chemicals that make water balance adjustments quick and easy.
Use your test strips at home to check your pH, total alkalinity, and sanitizer level at least once a week (check your chlorine level at least every other day).
Bring a 12 oz. water sample to Pleasant Pools and Spas at least once every two weeks to maintain a current record of your water chemistry and address any water chemistry concerns before problems develop.