Maintaining pool water balance is essential for a healthy swimming pool, and one crucial component is calcium hardness. Calcium hardness refers to the concentration of calcium ions in the pool water, which plays a vital role in preventing water from becoming too corrosive or scaling.
When calcium hardness levels are too low, the water becomes aggressive and seeks to balance itself by leaching calcium from pool surfaces, causing etching, pitting, and corrosion. This can damage the pool equipment, piping, and even the pool itself over time. On the other hand, excessive calcium hardness leads to scaling, leaving unsightly white deposits on pool surfaces, plumbing fixtures, and equipment.
It is recommended to keep calcium hardness within the range of 200-400 parts per million (ppm). However, this range may vary depending on factors such as the pool surface material, water source, and climate conditions.
Regular testing of calcium hardness levels is crucial to ensure they fall within the desired range. Test kits or digital meters specifically designed for pool water balance and analysis can provide accurate readings. Keeping calcium hardness in check helps extend the lifespan of your pool and ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming experience for all. It is an important aspect of overall pool water balance that should not be overlooked.
An affordable option to help you balance total alkalinity and maintain overall pool pH control and pool water balance is to incorporate the three part Clearwater Pool Systems. Owners of both residential and commercial pools utilize this innovative system to help reduce the use of chemicals and also to prevent a muriatic acid swimming pool. MineralPURE® is a pool ionization system and OzoneMAX™ is an ultraviolet ozone system. Both control algae and bacteria, and when used together, reduce the need for chlorine by up to 95%. pHPure™ is a CO2 injection for pools that helps maintain pool pH control while reducing the need for muriatic acid, which, in turn, prevents a muriatic acid swimming pool.
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