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Pool Perfection: Mastering Water Maintenance

In the scorching heat of North Texas, your pool is your sanctuary, but maintaining it requires more than just a splash of water. Dive into the essentials of water balance to keep your oasis sparkling all year round.




I'm Tom Hartsell. I've been pool renovations, serving the vibrant DFW community since 1989. Our customers know our reputation for excellence in transforming ordinary pools into stunning aquatic havens. My team are experienced quality craftsman with a meticulous attention to detail. Whether it's replacing worn-out vinyl liners or completely revamping outdated pool designs Hartsell Pool Renovations are committed to delivering exceptional results that exceed expectations. When it comes to pool renovations, trust us to turn your backyard dreams into reality.


Many homeowners don't realize the effects maintenece has on the longevity of your plaster or vinyl liners. With a mastery of water balance, an understanding chemicals, and commitment to cleaning & maintence you can expand the life of your pool.


Heading #1: Mastering Water Balance

Heading #2: Understand Pool Chemicals

Heading #3: Clean & Maintain


 

Mastering Water Balance

  1. Total Alkalinity: Keeps pH stable, testing 2-3 times weekly.

  2. pH: Measures acidity or alkalinity, ideally between 7.4 to 7.6.

  3. Calcium Hardness: Maintains structural integrity, aim for 200-300 ppm.

  4. Free Chlorine: Kills bacteria and algae, keep levels at 1.5 ppm to 2.5 ppm.


Understanding Pool Chemicals


  • Sanitizers: From pucks to generators, ensure your pool stays bacteria-free.

  • Oxidizers: Combat swimmer waste with chlorine shocks or non-chlorine options.

  • pH Balance: Keep it in check with muriatic acid or pH increaser.


Cleaning & Maintaining Your Pool


  • Regular Testing: Visit a pool retail outlet monthly for professional water testing.

  • Equipment Care: Store chemicals properly, run filter and cleaner before and after adding chemicals.

  • Brushing: Show your pool some love with twice-weekly brushing sessions.

  • Skimmer and Filter Care: Clean baskets weekly to keep things flowing smoothly.

  • Backwashing: Keep filters clean by backwashing as needed.


With proper water maintenance, your pool can be the envy of the neighborhood. Follow these tips, and your North Texas oasis will remain a source of joy for years to come.

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