Alkalinity: The Backbone of Balance

Alkalinity: The Backbone of Balance Welcome to Water Care Wednesday! Today, we will be discussing the importance of maintaining proper alkalinity levels in your swimming pool or spa. Alkalinity is a crucial factor in water chemistry, as it helps to regulate pH levels and protect your pool or spa from damage. Alkalinity is measured in…

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Pool Opening: Timing Matters

Above Ground Pools from Teddy Bear Pools and Spa

Pool Opening: Timing Matters As the weather gets warmer, many homeowners start thinking about opening their pools for the season. While there’s no one “perfect” time to open a pool, May 1st is a great choice for above ground pools. Here’s why: Consistent temperatures: In most regions, May 1st marks the beginning of consistently warm…

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Building Blocks of Balance

ph in your spa Test Kit

Building Blocks Of Balance Welcome to Water Care Wednesdays! In today’s post, we’ll dive into the importance of balancing pH, alkalinity, calcium, and chlorine/bromine in pools and spas. pH: measures the water’s acidity or alkalinity, and it should be kept within a specific range of 7.4-7.6. A low pH level can damage pool surfaces, pumps,…

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