What is PH?

pH is a measurement that indicates how acidic or basic the water from your pool is. pH balance in swimming pools is one of the most critical element of pool water maintenance. The ideal range for pH in swimming pool water is 7.2 – 7.8. Low or high pH in swimming pool water may cause burning eyes and nose, dry and itchy skin and scalp, dull or cloudy pool water, drop in disinfection potential of chlorine resulting in algae growth, eroding of the pool plaster, grouting and much more. Water balance is essential for you, your children and your pets. pH is only part of the equation.