Swimming Pool's pH

Keeping up with the correct balance of chemicals in the swimming pool is a continuous process. Anyone and anything can change the pool water's pH balance. This changes may occur even from a swimmer's body such as oil, lotion, and makeup. It can also be from any element that falls into the water such as leaves or bird droppings. 

Power Hydrogen is what we call pH. The pH scale is the measurement used in determining how acid or basic is the pool water. It has a 0 to 14 scale on which 7 is the neutral state of the pH level. Zero on the scale measurement means severe acidity. While pH that is higher than 7 - 14 means severe alkalinity. Between 7.2 and 7.8 is the recommended swimming pool water pH level according to the most swimming pool specialist.

Pool water that is too acidic may cause unwanted several chemical reactions. A low pH will give too much acidity in pool water that may result in deterioration of metal equipment, damaged on the surface materials of the pool as well as irritations of the eyes and mucous membranes. To raise the pH level, use sodium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate.

On the other hand, high pH gives too much alkaline in the pool water that may result in scaling on the pump motor and even on the pool surfaces. While too much or very high on both alkalinity and acidity will destroy the efficiency of the pool chlorine and it will cause cloudy pool water. The swimming pool chlorine will no longer work properly as a sanitizer that may result in inefficient chlorin disinfection. To lower the pH level use sodium bisulfate.

Always check the pH level of your pool regularly. Proper maintenance from a knowledgeable company like AQUA DOC POOL CLINIC.  For your inquiries, just click this link and fill out the needed information. We will be sure we get in touch with you the soonest! 

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