Jun 15, 2016, 4:30 PM
In chemistry, pH is the measuring of the acidity or basicity of a liquid. Normal pH levels of a swimming pool are 7.2 – 7.6. Keeping normal pH range levels is key when maintaining a pool, among many other things. If the pH becomes too low pH (acidic), this can cause corrosion and scaling on pool surfaces, stainless steel parts, and equipment.
Sep 14, 2015, 3:00 PM
Maintaining your pool equipment properly is just as important as using chemicals to keep the water blue. Just one part of this is backwashing your filter. Normally, sand filters and D.E. filters have backwash valves, where the cartridge filter usually doesn’t. A tell-tale way to know that your filter needs to be backwashed is by looking at the filter pressure.
Jul 1, 2014, 12:00 PM
To keep your pool sparkling and blue, there are a few basic steps to take for maintenance. First, you want to make sure your pump is running efficiently and at full capacity. Your pump keeps the water moving, from the pool to the filter back to the pool. If your pump is not working properly or at all, then your pool is not being properly filtered or circulated. Second, you want to make sure that your filter is also working efficiently and to max capacity. The filter removes dirt, debris, oils, lotions, etc. from the water. This ensures that you are swimming in clean pool water.