A town in York County, Maine with a population of about 3,500, Kennebunkport is part of the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan statistical area. It is known as one of the wealthiest communities in the state and has a reputation for being the summer haven for the rich.
While the town has been a seaside tourist spot for over a century, not everyone who lives in Kennebunkport has the means to visit the sea everyday. While this may not be a real problem, once the weather gets hot and the urge to cool off by taking a swim takes hold, it can be.
To deal with this, many residents get an above ground pool to ensure a swimming pool is easily accessible, anytime. Growing in popularity due to its advantages over inground pools, above ground pools have proven to be practical and efficient.
Of course, maintenance is still required, though not as much as with inground pools. Nevertheless, if you deal with the maintenance of above ground pools, no doubt you’ve come across the term ‘TDS.’ But what are TDS’s anyway?
TDS stands for total dissolved solids, and it is the measure of the overall dissolved material in a pool. TDS levels are caused by many factors, including the chemicals used to adjust the pH, water hardness, alkalinity, dust, and even human waste.
The maximum acceptable level TDS is any pool is about 1,500 ppm. When the level goes any higher, stains may begin to become noticeable in the pool. The effectiveness of the chemicals you add will be limited because of it, and the water will get cloudy.
Once TDS levels reach very high levels, there’s not much you can do. The best practical solution is to drain some or all the water depending on the TDS level and replace it with fresh water with low TDS.
To minimize the rise of TDS, a regular backwashing routine could help.
To learn more about handling TDS, and about above ground pools in general, call Ambassador Pools. The finest above ground pool provider in the area, all your questions regarding its maintenance, repair, and purchase will be addressed by its pool experts.