Water Hardness. Water Hardness simply refers to the amount of calcium that is present in the water. You should try to keep the water hardness levels between 200 and 400 ppm. Calcium Chloride is used to raise the levels. To remedy high Calcium Hardness levels, it is advisable to contact your local or trusted pool company. This might mean that the pool needs to be drained and the issue fixed. Trust the experts with this; it will cost you less in the end. Just make sure that you have a trustworthy pool company that will do what is best for both your pool and your pocket.
The next issue that needs to be balanced is Cyanuric acid. This is also known as pool stabilizer or pool conditioner and prevents the sun from destroying the chlorine. The ideal range of Cyanuric acid falls between 30 to 40 ppm.
The final step in achieving your crystal clear pool is to add Chlorine. Chlorine sanitizes your pool and kills any contaminants that might present themselves in your pool. Free available Chlorine levels should be within the 2.0 and 4.0 ranges to ensure a balanced pool. There are a variety of options to choose from, once again, pick the option that suits you and your pool.
Let the pump do its work. After you have added your chemicals, let the pump run to circulate the chemicals through your pool. As soon as you have tested your pool’s water, you might find that you need to remedy very little of these levels. Especially if you maintain your pool properly throughout the year and make sure you clean your pool regularly.
Last but not least. Do not feel discouraged after reading all of this. I had the task of testing the pool at my parents’ house from a fairly young age and I had to explain to my dad how much chemicals he needed to add and the reasons to do so. Child’s play – just don’t let your assistant use the test kit unattended EVER or add pool chemicals EVER.
Have fun relaxing in your sparkling blue retreat. You have certainly earned it.