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Water Balance

In order for your chlorine to work effectively it is very important to make sure that your pool water is correctly balanced.

pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness are the main water balance criteria.

If the pool water pH is too low it can cause pool fittings to corrode over a period of time, and it also makes eyes sting. It is the low pH rather than high chlorine that irritates the eyes as is often assumed.
When pH is too high the pool water often becomes cloudy and the chlorine is less effective. Some skin irritation can also occur.