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Pool Chemistry

  • Chlorine

    Chlorine is a primary sanitizer that helps kill bacteria and prevent the growth of algae in the pool water. It exists in various forms, including free chlorine and combined chlorine.

  • pH Level

    pH measures the acidity or alkalinity of the water. Maintaining the pH within the ideal range (7.2 to 7.8) ensures the effectiveness of chlorine and prevents irritation to swimmers.

  • Total Alkalinity (TA)

    TA acts as a buffer, helping to stabilize the pH level. Proper total alkalinity (typically 80-120 ppm) prevents pH fluctuations and maintains water balance.

  • Calcium Hardness

    Calcium hardness measures the concentration of calcium ions in the water. Maintaining appropriate calcium hardness (typically 200-400 ppm) prevents corrosion of pool surfaces and equipment.

  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA)

    CYA, also known as stabilizer or conditioner, helps protect chlorine from degradation due to sunlight. Maintaining the right CYA level (typically 30-50 ppm) enhances chlorine effectiveness.

  • Free Available Chlorine (FAC)

    FAC represents the amount of chlorine available to sanitize the water. Regularly test and maintain the free chlorine level within the recommended range for safe and effective sanitation.

  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

    TDS measures the total concentration of dissolved substances in the water. While some TDS is normal, excessive levels can indicate a need for dilution through water replacement.

  • Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP)

    ORP is a measure of the pool water’s ability to oxidize contaminants. While not a replacement for testing individual parameters, maintaining an appropriate ORP level enhances water quality.

  • Saturation Index (SI)

    SI evaluates the potential for scale formation or corrosion in the pool water. Keeping the saturation index within the recommended range helps protect pool surfaces and equipment.

  • Phosphates

    Phosphates are nutrients that can contribute to algae growth. Regularly monitor and manage phosphate levels to prevent algae blooms and maintain water clarity.

Regular testing, adjustment, and balancing of these parameters contribute to a well-maintained pool with clear water and a comfortable swimming environment. It’s advisable to follow a routine water testing schedule and consult with a pool professional for specific recommendations based on your pool’s unique conditions.

Dive In With Us in Creating Pool Perfection

Trident Pools invites you to experience the excellence that defines our brand. Whether you’re envisioning a new pool or revitalizing an existing one, let us be your trusted partner in creating aquatic masterpieces.

Dive In With Us in Creating Pool Perfection

Trident Pools invites you to experience the excellence that defines our brand. Whether you’re envisioning a new pool or revitalizing an existing one, let us be your trusted partner in creating aquatic masterpieces.