The pH Level is Important to Your Pool

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.