Ideal Chemical Levels For Your Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Ideal Chemical Levels

CHEMICAL

IDEAL LEVEL

TO RAISE

TO LOWER

Chlorine

2.0

Shock the pool

Turn chlorinator down

pH

7.4   Summer

7.8   Winter

Add soda ash

*Add muriatic acid (diluted)

Total Alkalinity

80-100 ppm

Add baking soda
(Sodium Bicarbonate)

**Add muriatic acid

Calcium hardness

250-500 ppm

Add calcium chloride

Drain pool and refill

Stabilizer

20-50 ppm

Add Cyanuric Acid

Drain pool and refill

* Add acid by spreading around pool or pour into pool in front of return jet.  Pool should be running when doing this so the acid spreads throughout the pool as rapidly as possible.

** Pour acid into a three to five foot circle in the deepest part of the pool while the pump is off.  Allow to set for at least 20 minutes before turning pump on.


Last Updated: 02/08/2014 01:42 AM - ID:1702