Want to learn more about algaecide? Read on to find out when to add algaecide to your pool maintenance routine and other helpful tips.
What is Borate?
Borate is a mineral salt that can be added to swimming pools to help balance the pH levels of the water and prevent the growth of algae. It can also help reduce the effects of chlorine on the skin and eyes. Topics related to using borate in your swimming pool or hot tub.
Borates provide many benefits to your swimming pool. Read on to learn more about why you should consider using borates!
This article describes the chemistry involved in keeping your pool or hot tub safe and your water crystal clear.
In this quick guide, we’ll answer the question “can you over shock a pool” and unveil the factors to consider when shocking a pool.
Maintaining both pH and total alkalinity in your swimming pool is important for keeping your pool properly sanitized and non-corrosive. Total alkalinity is to pH what cyanuric acid is to free chlorine. Total alkalinity stabilizes pH levels. The ideal pool pH level is 7.4 to 7.6. The ideal total alkalinity level is 80 to 120 ppm.
The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals recommends free chlorine levels for both swimming pools and hot tubs be kept between 2.0 and 4.0 ppm. However, the Center for Disease Control recommends free chlorine stay above 1 ppm in pools and 3 ppm in hot tubs.