How much chemical should be put in a pool?

Answer An improper balance of chemicals in swimming pool water leads to cloudy and potentially harmful water. When maintaining chemical levels, consideration should be given to what the pool is lined with... Read More »

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What should the chemical levels on my above ground pool be?

Outdoor pools need to have a pH within the range of 7.2 to 7.8 and retain an alkalinity within 80 to 120ppm. For calcium hardness, the recommended range is 200 to 400ppm, and the saturation index s... Read More »

Can allowing children to throw pennies in the pool cause chemical balance problems in a chlorine pool like affecting the PH and causing metal stains?

If your pool is properly water balanced and has a pH near 7.5 (certainly greater than 7.2), then it is unlikely that the copper pennies will be a problem with either water balance or stains. Rememb... Read More »

What should you do if your pool cover has sunk into the pool around the pool pillow?

Answer You must first DRAIN the water off the pool cover!! Get a hose or plastic tube (available from most pet stores (fish department) and syphon off the water. This will take th weight of the ... Read More »

How much DE should you put in a pool filter?

For most diatomaceous earth (DE) filters, divide the filter's square feet by five. The result is the number of pounds of DE you need. Consult your manual; high-capacity filters may require more.Sou... Read More »