pH Level Archives - Pool Shop | Pool Supplies | Spa Supplies | Pool Cleaning | Redbank Plains | Ipswich | Brisbane

The correct pH level is vitally important to your pool’s chemistry and health. When you are taking care of your pool, keeping an eye on the chemical balance is literally one of the key factors. Keeping the water at the right pH level and chemistry not only takes care of your pool, it makes the water safer for swimming and it is far nicer to enjoy.

To balance the pH levels in your pool chlorine, is not enough. Chlorine is used in pools to control bacteria and algae but will not help keep pH levels where they need to be.

At SPR Pool & Spa we can help by maintaining your pool for you or providing the right equipment you need to monitor pH levels yourself.

Whichever way you decide to keep an eye on your pool’s pH levels you are assured of the very best assistance from our knowledgeable and reliable team. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why it’s important to monitor and maintain pH levels.

What happens if the pH is too high?

The following issues can arise in your pool if pH is too high:

When any of the above occur you will need to get the water tested using a testing kit. These can be purchased from our shop or when we carry out pool maintenance we can do this for you. If the pH level is too high then adding acid can help rectify this.

The following acids are most suitable to reduce pH levels:

These acids can be used also but are not as ideal:

What happens when pH is too low?

A pH increaser can be added to adjust this problem; the ingredient that is active is often sodium carbonate. Rain is often the culprit of a low pH level in pools.

You can see that the correct pH level is very important to your pool’s health as well as your comfort. Contact us at SPR Pool & Spa for great advice on products and services to keep your pool healthy today.

pH Level Archives - Pool Shop | Pool Supplies | Spa Supplies | Pool Cleaning | Redbank Plains | Ipswich | Brisbane

If you own a swimming pool you may already know how important it is for the pH levels in the water to be right. If you are about to own a swimming pool or if you are thinking of it, then you should familiarise yourself with the importance of correct pH levels.

If these are not right then the health of your pool water will suffer. Getting expert servicing and advice from our knowledgeable team at SPR Pool & Spa is really the best way to ensure that all is well with your swimming pool, including pH levels.

What is a pH?

All water has a pH level; this is a measure of the balance of acid and alkalinity in the water. If water has too much of either, acidity or alkaline, then these are not balanced and can cause chemical reactions.

Water that is too acidic can cause skin irritations to those swimming in it or corrode metal pool equipment. Too much alkaline in the water can make the water cloudy or cause scaling on pool equipment and the surface of the pool.

Will chlorine help adjust pH levels?

Simply adding chlorine to the mix won’t make any improvement to the pH level of the water because if the pH is out then it will have a negative effect on chlorine. When acid levels are too high the chlorine added will dissipate too fast and when alkaline is too high the chlorine is unable to wipe out any present pathogens.

What can put out the pH?

The pH levels in pool water can easily be put out and for this reason it is something that needs to be checked regularly.

When leaves, dirt or other debris fall into the pool, chlorine is added or sunscreen/oil from a swimmer’s body washes off the chemical makeup and the pool is thrown out of balance.

Pools work best with professional care

Because the pH level of your swimming pool can be fragile it pays to get professionals like SPR Pool & Spa to take care of the job. With their vast knowledge and experience they can ensure all equipment is running at its peak as well as check other items in pool water such as calcium hardness.

SPR Pool & Spa stock a great range of products as well as offering standard and premier pool cleaning services. Give them a call to discuss your needs today so your pool stays healthy all year round.