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Why is it important to monitor the ph of swimming pools?


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2012-09-10 00:12:54
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If the Ph of the pool water is not at an optimum level (7.2 ) then this inhibits the action of other chemicals such as chlorine.


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pH range for swimming pools is normally between 7.2 and 7.6

Raising the pH of the water.

pH value is very dependent on the temperature.

you'd burn if it was too acidic pH 1 and you'd burn if it was too alkaline pH14 therefore it is important pH levels are neutral 7

Chlorine can only work within a certain pH range. If the pH is too high or low the Chlorine will not work. In addition, algae likes pH ranges above 8.0. So if you maintain the pH below 7.8 the possibility of algae growing is minimized.

well if the PH is above 7 it is a base and if it is below it is an acid... if we swam in swimming pools that were acidic... that would be bad. i don't know about landfill sites...

You have to know what you are doing. The addition of muriatic acid lowers the pH and total alkalinity in swimming pools.

7.2- 7.6. labled on any good test kit.

Recommended pH for pools is 7.2 - 7.8. It is fairly easy to stay in that range with weekly testing and adjusting of chemicals.

Borax...This inexpensive laundry booster (green box) can be used to raise the pH in pools. Use 1/2 cup at a time, then test until the proper pH for your pool water is achieved.

Chlorine is used to disinfect swimming pools and control algae. Don't use household bleach for this - it's not nearly strong enough. Get chlorine that's made for use in pools. The chlorine will be ineffective unless the pH is within the correct range.

All the same, for many people the another benefits of salt water swimming pools make a powerful case. For example, salt water tends to be far softer and thus less drying on the skin than chlorinated water. PH balance isn't as important to monitor. Rinsing your hair and swimming costumes to avoid discoloration becomes less important. For a lot of, saying goodbye to stinging eyes and running noses from the harsh chemical fumes of chlorinated water is cause enough to install a salt chlorinator.answ2. I believe bromine has a quite similar effect.

By adding baking soda, you can raise the pool's pH. Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is a base, which neutralizes acidity.

Most pools use chlorine as a disinfectant and the pH level has a significant effect in the disinfectant properties of chlorine. The active disinfectant in chlorine is hypochlorous acid. The proportion of hypochlorous acid present in chlorine is greater at lower pH levels. However, if the pH level goes too low, it will become corrosive and start attacking the fabric of surfaces it comes into contact with. Therefore, there ideal recommended range for pH levels in swimming pools is 7.2 - 7.6.

The recommended pH for pools is 7.2 - 7.8. Sodium bicarbonate or soda ash will raise the pH. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) will raise the Total Alkalinity. Soda ash (sodium carbonate) will raise the pH. They are not interchangeable.

Muriatic Acid is used to lower the pH in swimming pools. It's also used to lower alkalinity. But, there's a way to lower pH and really not touch the alkalinity, and vice versa. pH and alkalinity and opposite sides of the same coin and you need to know how to add the acid with minimal effect on the other side. give all the information you need

Yes: it's commonly added to swimming pools to raise pH, but it can cause some water cloudiness depending on the situation.

Soda ash (sodium carbonate), sold as pH Increaser, pH UP or Arm & Hammer Washing soda, will do the trick. You can also use borax, sold as 20 Mule Team Borax.

The nature of gunite pools is the make up of the gunite - it has lime in it. It has high alkaline levels. Also, the make up water may have high levels of alkalinity. Adjust your pH and adjust as needed with muratic acid and monitor your alkalinity by using a test kit.

There are three basic tests for outdoor swimming pools:chlorine (ppm - parts per million)pH (in pH units, from 0 - 14, 7.0 - 8.0 is normal for a pool)stabilizer (ppm, from 20 - 100)This applies to all chlorinated pools, INCLUDING 'salt water' pools, which are also chlorinated by the salt water chlorine generator.It can be helpful to test for total alkalinity (60 - 180 ppm, depending) though this is rarely necessary on small vinyl pools.On concrete pools of all types, and pools with heaters, it's important to test for calcium (ppm, 80 - 300 ppm, depending) since LOW calcium can damage concrete pools, and high calcium can cause cloudiness in pools and scale in heaters or pools.On pools filled with water from wells, or from old iron distribution systems, it's helpful to test for metals, such as iron or manganese. Likewise, pools using copper ionizers need to test for copper.

The Ph of a swimming pool should be between 7.2 - 7.6

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