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Pool Water Balancing

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Pool water is infused with chemicals and holds a PH that should stay within a specific scale to maintain the safety and clarity of your water. Our pool water balancing service is designed to have your waters alkaline, PH levels and sanitizer stay constant at safe levels for your guests. We are constantly re-educating our EPS staff when it comes to the safety of pool water balancing and the best techniques to utilize. Our team is competent and confident in detecting discrepancies and rectifying an imbalance. Your family’s safety should not be taken for granted. Our team holds the knowledge to keep your levels at a balanced and safe level.

Alkalinity

The technical term make up of alkaline refers to a basic solution having a pH greater than a 7. Alkaline is necessary to keep your pool at a healthy level. Experts recommend a base of 80-120ppm for optimal results. The outcome when the alkaline levels are too high in your pool is the water becomes cloudy and deposits can be left on the side of the pool walls.  On the other side of the scale if a low alkalinity is detected the outcome is the bigger challenge to raise the pH level of the water In essence this increases the acidity of the water that can corrode surfaces and equipment.

PH

The recommended pH level for pools is 7.4-7.6. PH balances the basic nature and acidity of the pool water, which can have major effects on the safety and quality of the swimming water. When acid levels in the water become too high, it can cause corrosion and lead to health concerns such as skin irritation. If the water is highly alkaline or basic, the result is cloudy water and potential scaling on the pool surface and plumbing water. To keep your equipment in perfect working order and your guests safe and happy, a team of professionals should preform a proper pool water balancing.

Sanitizer

Sanitizing your pool can be confused to as shocking the water as they hold the same active chemical. The difference is the use of the active chemical. There are different chemicals that can be used to sanitize the water in your pool including chlorine, bromine, and biguanide. Users of the pool will be required to wait at least 26 hours following the sanitization to swim again. Sanitizers basically eliminate the bacteria and stop the growth of viruses, algae and additional organic contaminants that enter your pool. The sanitizer that is in highest use is chlorine; chlorine should be added to your water every seven days or as necessary.

Shock the Pool

The process of shocking the pool refers to the steps of adding chlorine chemicals to your pool to increase the “ free-chlorine” to a height where it destroys bacteria and other contaminates. Shocking the pool is a necessary and effective way to keep your pool a space for swimmers. The chlorine level between 10 ppm and 30 ppm sustained for a time period of several hours.

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