How often should I test my pool?
You may be wondering how often you should actually test your pool water?
We recommend checking your pool weekly to keep an eye on any change to your chlorine, pH, and alkalinity levels using the Aussie Gold Four in One Test kit or similar.
This can warn of changes that require attention ie: a sudden drop of chlorine which could result in a green pool overnight!
Ignoring your pH and alkalinity levels can also cause a lot of damage.
If your pool water has a very low pH, it’s very acidic. Low pH can damage your pool equipment, including:
- Pool pump and filter
- Vinyl liner
- Automatic pool cleaner
- Chemical feeder
- Maintenance equipment
- Solar blanket
Balancing acidity and alkalinity keeps your pH stable. Because just about anything can skew water chemistry in no time, make sure you test your pool water regularly. Then adjust your levels with pH increaser, alkalinity increaser, and other essential chemicals until everything’s back in balance.
For a more in depth look at the pool water, we would recommend bringing a water sample in store once a month to keep an eye on phosphate, calcium and salt levels.
After all a healthy pool means a healthy you. A drop in chlorine for example can cause bacteria to grow which can cause serious health problems.
If you have any queries or just need a bit of advice, call in to any of our 7 stores and our friendly staff will be more than happy to help.