Local Pool Chemical Balancing
Whether you have a salt or a chlorine system it can get tricky making sure all your chemicals are properly balanced. Our technicians have all of the testing supplies and expertise to take care of this chemical balances for you. This service is included with routine cleaning, so you don't have to worry about getting it right yourself.
Our technicians make the four important chemicals measurements: chlorine, pH, alkalinity, and cyanuric acid.
The most important and well-known chemical is chlorine. Even if you have a salt system, chlorine is what keeps your pool sanitized. When the amount of free chlorine gets too low (what we test for), irritating chloramines can form and a shock treatment may be necessary.
The pH of the pool measures how acidic or basic the water is. This controls how chemical reactions occur in the pool, so it is important to get the levels correct. Our service providers check the pH to make sure it is around the recommended range of 7.2-7.8.
Alkalinity refers to buffers in the water which prevent pH from changing too much too quickly. Basically, if acid gets into your water buffers soak the acid up and prevent pH from dropping. When these levels get too low, we simply add some more buffer.
Finally, cyanuric acid helps prevent the sun's UV rays from reacting with free chlorine. If these levels get too low, UV rays can quickly deplete the chlorine supply. Usually, however, the opposite happens and too much cyanuric acid accumulates. With cyanic acid, more is not better. Too much acid will prevent chlorine from doing its job. The only way to get the balance right is to add more fresh water, so it's important to routinely test these levels.