It seems that a lot of Michigan Pool owners are asking these questions…

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I’ve been fielding a lot of calls from pool owners with interesting things going on in their pools. From green water to a rough surface on their gunite pool, there are things that go well, and not so well with your swimming pool.

When I take these calls I ask questions to find out what exactly is going on? How recently has the water been tested? What are the levels of the chlorine, alkalinity, ph, and calcium hardness. What is the level of TDS? All of these need to be within their range for the swimming pool to be running properly.

If there is a chemical imbalance, all kinds of fun things can start to happen. The water can become cloudy, it can turn green, it can etch the surface of gunite and fiberglass, or it can deposit new compounds on the surface.

Proper water chemistry and balance is essential to keep your pool functioning well, safe and comfortable for swimmer use, and to protect the pool itself.

If you have any questions about what your balance should be, we are happy to answer any questions you may have!