SWIMMING POOL BASICS
What is a properly maintained pool ?.
A properly maintained pool is one that is visually and biologically clean.
How do I tell if my pool is biologically Clean ?.
By using a test kit , and measuring your pools chlorine,alkalinity and pH level. The test kit is easy to use and your pool equipment supplier will be able to tell you how to use it. If you maintain the proper chlorine and pH level, Bacteria and algae will be killed, and your pool will be biologically safe.
What is pH ?.
pH refers to the acidity/ basicity level of your pool water. The reason it's important is that unless is your pool is with in a certain pH range, your chlorine can't chemically interact with the bacteria and algae it's supposed to kill.
Most pool owners don't realize how important the pH level is . The proper range is 7.4 - 7.6