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Achieving Water Balance

 

 

Calculating Pool Capacity:

It is important to know
your pool’s capacity in
order to calculate the
proper quantity of
chemicals to use
in maintaining water that is
clear and sanitized. The chart at the right guides you in determining capacity for the shape and size of your pool.

Rectangular pool:
Length x Width x Average Depth x 7.5 = Total Gallons

Oval Pool:
Long Diameter x Short Diameter x Average Depth x 5.9 = Total Gallons

Circular Pool:
Diameter x Diameter x Average Depth x 5.9 = Total Gallons

 

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Description

Ideal Range

Chlorine Chlorine disinfectant – most common sanitizer in pools.  Chlorine residual (chlorine remaining after all reactions and dissipations have occurred) is measured in parts per million (ppm). The ideal range is 1.0 to 3.0 ppm.
Bromine Alternative sanitizer to chlorine – bromine is not as harsh on skin, eyes, hair and swim wear as chlorine.  Bromine residual is measure in ppm. The ideal range is 3.0 to 4.0 ppm
pH pH level is the acid/base content of water.  Proper levels should be maintained in order to prevent eye/skin irritation as well as surface and equipment damage. 

The ideal range is 7.2 to 7.6 ppm

Total Alkalinity Total Alkalinity is the measure of certain minerals in the pool water.  These minerals act as a buffering agent that allow for the control of pH levels.

The ideal range is 100 to 150 ppm (plaster pools) 175 to 250 ppm (fiber glass, vinyl or painted pools)

Calcium Hardness Calcium hardness is the level of calcium and magnesium minerals in the water.  These minerals exist naturally in all water.  225 to 300 ppm (gunite pools) 175 to 250 ppm (fiberglass, vinyl or painted pools)
Stabilizing Chemicals Stabilizers prevent ultra-violet rays of the sun from prematurely dissipating chlorine.  Also referred to as cyanuric acid. The ideal range is 40 to 100 ppm