Some signs indicate your pool needs attention. Below are some things you must consider to keep pool water clean and clear.
Overpowering Chlorine Smell
Everyone knows what a pool smells like, but did you know that it is not chlorine that you are smelling? What you smell are chloramines, a compound that materializes when chlorine is inactive.
Chlorine is a common chemical used to sanitize pool water. However, a misproportion of chlorine in water can make it ineffective, causing algae formation, murky water, or an unpleasant pool smell.
If you think your pool has a strong chlorine smell, get a sample and bring it to a pool store. They can help you detect pool chemistry issues with the help of a machine.
Chalky Scales on Pool Equipment and Walls
The culprit for the chalky and while scales you see on your pool equipment and walls is calcium. Calcium buildup or scaling gives you an idea of your pool’s pH levels. When pool water is acidic, it can give you skin rashes and cause scaling and cloudy water. Note that scaling can obstruct water flow.
On the other hand, if water is alkaline, it reduces the effectiveness of chlorine, which serves to clean and sanitize your water. A pH level between 7.3 to 7.6 is what you need to keep your pool safe.
We offer a water chemistry controller here at Clear Water Softener Systems & Solutions to monitor the pH levels of your pool.
Too High or Too Low Pool Alkalinity
When pool alkalinity is low, pH levels can shift, causing harm to swimmers and pool parts. On the flip side, if alkalinity is high, your water may become cloudy, and scales may build up. Not only that, but it may also affect the effectiveness of chlorine in cleaning and sanitizing your pool.
Clear Water Softener Systems & Solutions offers a Water Monitoring System for your pool to undergo a chemistry check.
Too Hard or Too Soft Water
When pool water is extremely soft, it can cause corrosion and ruin pool tiles, metal, and plaster. On the other hand, if it is extremely hard, it turns cloudy and causes scale buildup. Note that the normal range for calcium hardness is from 150 to 400 ppm.
Clear Water Softener Systems & Solutions has an application that helps you manage your pool water and equipment using different platforms.