A town in York County, Maine, Kittery is a tourist destination that’s known for its many outlet stores. With a population of around 9,500, the town is also home to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Kittery is also part of the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan statistical area.
The town is built around a natural harbor, which makes many of its residents quite fond of the water. When the days get hot, swimming is the most popular way to cool off. While many residents have their own above ground pool, with many more planning to get one, pool owners should be aware of proper pool water chemistry.
When pool water is balanced, pool maintenance becomes easy.
Alkalinity must be tested once a month with the range being 125-150 ppm. Calcium hardness should be tested bi-monthly and should be in the range of 175-225 ppm. Finally, pH should be checked twice a week with a range of 7.2-7.6.
If the levels of the above are correct, the levels needed to fight bacteria are correct, corrosive build up will be prevented, and eye irritation won’t be as rampant too.
If the levels tested are too high or too low the accepted range, you can add the proper chemicals to bring it to the right levels. If pH is high or low, you can add a pH Minus or pH Plus product respectively. If calcium is low, you add a water hardener agent; but if it’s high, a sequestering agent it needed. For alkalinity, if the levels are too high, an Alkalinity Decreaser should be used, and if it’s too low, an Alkalinity Increaser should be added.
It’s all pretty straightforward, but if you need help with your above ground pool’s water balance, feel free to call Ambassador Pools – the best above ground pool provider in the area doesn’t just help you get your own pool, they can also help you maintain it.