Test both chlorine and pH
Test your chlorine and pH levels in your swimming pool and hot tub at least twice a week. Rain and wind bring in pollutants, phosphates and other contaminants in large quantities, consuming chlorine quickly and affecting pH.
A chlorine result without pH means very little. The ability for chlorine to do its job well is completely dependent on the pH of your pool water. When pH is low, chlorine works too quickly, using itself up unnecessarily. When pH is high, it works too slowly causing a high potential for algae and cloudiness problems.
Maintain your pH between 7.4 to 7.6 for a comfortable swimming pool in a ‘cost compromise’ zone. Maintain your chlorine level at 1.0 to 3.0 ppm.
Drop by our retail store to have your swimming pool or hot tub water tested by one of our lab experts!