Reliable pool equipments and supplies are a must
Your skimmer and pump basket are designed to collect large debris before it reaches the filter. You should empty out and clean these baskets frequently. Failure to remove collected debris often results in poor water circulation inhibiting maximum filtration efficiency. Vacuuming your swimming pool helps to ensure a clean, healthy water environment. Most manual pool vacuums attach to the skimmer and use the pump pressure to bring debris off to the bottom of the pool through the filter system. There can be no air in the vacuum hose when using a manual vacuum. Air can be driven out of the vacuum hoses by either submersing the vacuum hose under water or by placing the vacuum hose over one of the return fittings before hooking it up to the skimmer. These are the main cleaning system of the swimming pool water. In achieving your water balance on the other hand, 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 capacity can be calculated according to the following process; for rectangular pools; length x width c average depth x 7.5 = total gallons. For Oval Pools; long diameter x short diameter x average depth x 5.9 = total gallons. For circular pools; diameter x diameter x average depth x 5.9 = total gallons. This will guide you to determine the capacity for the shape and size of your pool. The types of chemicals used in pools include; CHLORINE, disinfectant, most common in pools. Chlorine residual is the chlorine remaining after all reactions and dissipations have occurred measured in parts per million (ppm). The ideal range is 1.0 to 3.0 ppm only. BROMINE: is an alternative sanitizer to chlorine, it is not harsh on skin, eyes, hair, and swim wear as chlorine. Ideal range for bromine residual is 3.0 to 4.0 ppm. TOTAL ALKALINITY; Total alkalinity is the measure of certain minerals ion the pool water. These minerals act s 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 hardness of water. These materials exist naturally in water. The ideal range is 225 to 300 ppm (gunite pools) 175 to 250 ppm (fiber glass, vinyl, and painted pools). STABILIZERS; Stabilizers prevent ultra-violet of the sun from prematurely dissipating chlorine. This is Also referred to as a cyanuric acid. The ideal range is 40 to 100 ppm. Having all of these in your pool and calculated to meet standards, you can surely have that refreshing pool water to enjoy and have fun with.