Pool Alkalinity

What are my targets for proper swimming pool balance?

A swimming pool’s water must achieve a balance of low acidity (pH) and alkalinity in order to be in balance. Because the target range for alkalinity is larger, start by bringing that into the proper range.

The target range for swimming pool alkalinity is 80ppm to 120ppm. Then, bring the pH of your pool into the target range of 7.4 to 7.6. Keeping your pool in balance is the key to allowing your pool sanitizers to work and keeping water quality high. If you find that your pool’s pH and alkalinity is swinging wildly, you may want to take advantage of our temporary pool maintenance service. One of our pool maintenance professionals can clean and balance your chemicals until the water quality issue is under control.