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Posted by Airbuspete - Created: 5 years ago
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Posted by paulhenry - 5 years ago

acidity keep between 7.2 and 7.5 chlorine always 1.4. Good luck

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Posted by A Breath of Fresh Air - 5 years ago

There's lots of information on the internet about looking after pools.  It takes time to learn, but if you get through the initial confusions about the things that seem contradictory, such as adding both acid and alkali, it's alll pretty straightforward.  It's just a four way balancing act of chemical levels.  A good test kit will help, reactive papers are not as accurate as using a proper reagent kit.

The critical parts are to never let the acidity or alkalinity exceed the safe levels, because you can damage the pipework or the tiling, respectively, which is expensive.  Never ever drain the pool.  Read the instructions for handling and dilution of the chemicals and follow them, religiously. 

 Beyond these points, things are less critical: the pool will go green from time to time as you learn, but that's just part of the process.  When you get good at it, you will find that the pool responds well: you can use a minumum of chlorine and keep the water soft, which feels really good on the skin.

Enjoy!

Louisa 

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Posted by Airbuspete - 5 years ago

thanks everyone, I´ll action this shortly!