Chemical Services - Chlorine
To keep the water clean, your pool contains a variety of chemicals interacting with each other. These chemicals are balanced at a safe level so that they can get rid of the persistent bacteria and other micro-organisms in the water that wouldn’t be affected by vacuuming, netting, or filtering. If your pool didn’t have these chemicals, then your pool water might start feeling thick or slimey as materials are absorbed and settled within the pool. In other words, not something you want to be swimming in. There’s three distinct types of substances to check for when measuring the chemical balance in your pool: pH, alkalinity, and calcium.
pH is alkaline dependent, which is why we measure for the total alkalinity in your pool water as well. Alkalinity is what stops the pH of your pool water from changing too drastically. If pH is too high, the water may become corrosive. If pH is too low, calcium deposits may start building up on your pool surfaces. We measure alkaline levels by checking for the measurements of all hydroxides, carbonates, bicarbonates, alkaline substances in your pool water. If the alkaline levels are too low, we raise them by adding in a basic substance like sodium bicarbonate. If the alkaline levels are too high, they can be lowered by an adding an acidic substance.
Finally, we check for how much calcium is present within the pool. Too much calcium will start causing a layer of white calcium deposits to stick to pool surfaces like your ladders, tiles, and the surfaces at the edge of your pool. If there is not enough calcium, the pool water may start corroding surfaces inside your pool in order to receive more calcium. Pool plaster, for example, has calcium that calcium deficient pool water would be looking for. Chemical balancing is an essential part of maintaining a healthy, safe pool. That’s why we provide the best and most experienced pool cleaning experience to make sure the chemicals are maintained at safe levels.