Do you want to have the best pool water
If you own a residential or commercial swimming pool it’s going to be up to you to keep your pool water looking great! You can achieve this by hiring a reputable weekly pool service or taking care of it on your own. Either way, there are going to be some things you want to keep an eye on if you plan on keeping your pool water looking great! First off, you’re going to want to make sure you keep it clean and free of debris as much as possible (more so during windy times and storms). Any time you keep debris in your swimming pool it has the ability to stain the interior finish of the swimming pool. Second, running your filter for enough time each day is also going to be critical in keeping your pool water looking great. On average one hour is recommended for every 10 degrees of temperature. So, when it is 50 degrees, 5 hours is recommended and 80 degrees would warrant 8 hours. Each pool will be different depending on the number of gallons and amount of debris in your backyard. Lastly, brushing the steps/benches, water tile line, and interior finish will also be necessary to prevent staining and calcium buildup.
After you take care of the physical work, monitoring your chemistry is also extremely important. If you want to prevent algae growth, having adequate amounts of chlorine will be vital. Typically this will be 1-2 parts per million (ppm) during the winter and 3-4 ppm during the summer. You are also going to need to monitor your pH.
Having a high pH can cause:
- scaling or calcium buildup on pool surfaces, waterline, and accessories
- dull or cloudy pool water
Having a low pH can cause:
- eroding of the pool plaster or grouting
- corroding of the metal pool accessories (steps/heater)
- staining resulting from metal corrosion
Finally, you are also going to need to monitor your Calcium Hardness (CH) levels too. In the Orange County area, we deal with high levels of calcium coming out of our tap water. As pool water evaporates the calcium remains in solution and gradually builds up in concentration. As it continues to rise it will begin to scale the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways, salt chlorinators and decorative water features. If you don’t keep your calcium levels within normal limits (200-400ppm) it can be expensive to remove and it will take life off of your pool and filtration equipment.
One way to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and Cyanuric Acid (CYA) is by using Pool Water Recycling’s Mobile Filtration Trailer. Using RO filtration will give you the best water quality possible and also keeps your pool water looking great! If you should have any questions in regards to this type of service or how you have the best pool water, please contact us today!