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Test Kits and Balancing pH for Above Ground Pools – Ogunquit, ME

Literally meaning “beautiful place by the sea,” Ogunquit is a town in York County, Maine with a population of about 1,500. It is a summer resort place that’s part of the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan statistical area.

The climate in the area is classified as humid continental, meaning winters are cold, with summers being hot and often humid. As a resort town, you can safely assume that many residents like to cool off from the summer heat by swimming. However, not everyone has the time to go to the beach, with others not caring for salt water. These are the ones who have their own pools in their homes.

Being more practical and affordable than inground pools, above ground pools are the popular choice of many. But while easier to maintain, every once in awhile the ph for  above ground pools has to be tested and balanced.

Chlorine is added in a pool to protect it from algae and kill germs from living in it. It also keeps the water clean and clear. When using a test kit, be sure to get water from below the surface to get a more accurate reading, always at the same time of day.

When the water has been tested, refer to the chart in your testing kit to indicate your pool’s water pH balance. Ideally, the pH level should be between 7.2 and 7.6 Anything above 7.6 and deposits can form in the piping and pool surface.

If the level is lower, the water becomes acidic and it can damage the piping and pool surface. By keeping the pH level within the ideal range, you disinfect the pool properly while keeping any scales from forming, and prevent corrosion.

To find out more about test kits and your pool’s pH balance, call Ambassador Pools today. Not only the finest above ground pool providers in the area, Ambassador Pools can help you with all your pool-related problems.

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