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How important is water balance?

08 August 2010 swimart

Q. How important is water balance?

A. Correctly balanced water is essential for the long-term good of your pool finishes, exposed metal and equipment. Four factors contribute to balanced pool water: pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness and temperature.


Unbalanced pool water can end up costing you time and money. If your chemical levels are too low, the water could attack your pool lining and equipment. On the other hand, if you’re overusing chemicals it could lead to scale formation on the surface of your pool and on your pool accessories. It can also affect the sanitisation process.

The swimming pool and spa experts at your local Swimart can talk you through pH, alkalinity and much more, and teach you how to ensure your water balance is always at an optimum level. Swimart stores stock a range of products to correct any imbalances.


Talk to the experts in pools and spas today at Swimart about balancing your pool water today. Better still; bring in a sample of your pool water for a free test.
TIP: Balanced water is essential for the long-term health of your pool and equipment.