Say Goodbye to Swimmers Woes:
Fixing the pH Problem in Your Swimming Pool

Say Goodbye to Swimmer’s Woes:
Fixing the pH Problem in Your Swimming Pool

An imbalanced pH level in your swimming pool can lead to various discomforts such as skin irritations, cloudy water, corroded metal parts, weakened tile joints, and the growth of algae. These inconveniences arise due to an incorrect pH balance.

Maintaining a properly balanced pH is crucial as it enables the disinfection products to function at their optimal efficiency.

Possible Factors
What Causes pH to Increase?

The pH level of water may experience an elevation due to several factors. One factor is the utilisation of alkaline substances, such as bleach (sodium hypochlorite), calcium hypochlorite, or the hydrogen produced by a salt chlorinator. Additionally, if your pool features an overflow system, a waterfall, or even a counter-current swimming mechanism, the resulting turbulence can lead to the evaporation of carbon dioxide, consequently raising the pH level naturally. Furthermore, in certain areas, the local water supply itself may have a tendency to elevate the pH level.

What Causes pH to Decrease?

The pH level can decrease as a result of various reasons. The utilisation of acidic products, specifically stabilised chlorines, can effectively reduce the pH of the water. Acid rain, characterised by a pH range of 2.5 to 4, can also contribute to the drop in pH within the pool water. Moreover, if your pool is equipped with an improperly calibrated automatic system for dosing and regulating the chemicals, it can lead to significant pH fluctuations. Lastly, insufficient alkalinity levels (TAC) can also cause a decrease in pH.

Guidance on Pool Treatment

For effectively managing your pool’s pH levels, we have some recommendations to share. To raise the pH level between 7.0 and 7.4, we suggest utilising hth pH PLUS POWDER. It should be added in front of the discharge nozzles while the filtration system is operational.

On the other hand, if you need to lower the pH of your pool, you can use hth pH MINUS MICRO-BALLS. These should also be added in front of the discharge nozzles while the filtration system is running. Lower the pH to 7.0 and ensure this level is maintained consistently over several days.

Interesting Fact: The pH measurement scale operates on a logarithmic scale. This means that each unit on the scale represents a tenfold difference in acidity compared to the previous unit. For instance, water with a pH of 6 is ten times more acidic than water with a pH of 7.

We hope these guidelines assist you in maintaining optimal pH levels in your pool.

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