It is important to keep your pool chemically balanced as it can cause the following problems:

  • Eye and skin irritation
  • Staining
  • Unsightly wrinkles in vinyl liners
  • Interferes with the efficiency of sanitizers
  • Corrosion of metals (pump seals, heaters, lights, etc.)
  • Cloudy water
  • Scale build up (white chalky appearance) on pool surface as well as inside filter and heater
  • Pitting and corrosion of gunite/concrete pools

Adding Water Balance Adjustment Chemicals

It is best to pre dissolve a water balance adjustment chemical in a plastic bucket of pool water. Then add to the deep end of the pool or in front of a return with the pump
running.

  • pH Adjustment: Add recommended dosage, wait several hours and test water again.
  • Alkalinity: Add at the rate of 5 lbs or less; wait about 10 minutes between each 5 lbs.
  • Hardness: Add at the rate of 5 lbs. Or less; wait 30 minutes between each 5. If large amounts of calcium are needed, add over several days.

Low
pH and High Alkalinity


Adjust
Alk first – Next Day pH


High
H Low Alkalinity


Adjust
pH first – Next Day Alk


Low
pH and Low Alkalinity


Adjust
pH first – Next Day Alk


High
pH High Alkalinity


Adjust
Alk first – Next Day pH