If you know how many gallons you have in your pool (Unsure of your gallons see this calculator: ( POOL VOLUME CALCULATOR ) these charts will take the guess work out of "how much" of anything to add. Always read the manufactures label as their instructions take precedence over these general guide lines. Always use caution when adding over 12 lbs. of any pool product at once. when adding acid take caution not to stain your surface and or corrode heaters etc.
Swimming pool Maintenance

  • ​Check your santitizer level at least every other day
  • check the filter pressure weekly
  • check your skimmer basket twice a week
  • check the pump basket twice a week
  • brush your pool once a week after adding your weekly chemicals
  • vacuum your pool as needed
  • balance the water once a week and add your weekly chemicals


The importance of keeping the water balanced

Below are a few of the reasons why having a balanced swimming pool is so important:

Safety

If you are using either a salt based pool producing chlorine or a chlorine based tablet pool, then your pH needs to be correct. If pool water is not balanced correctly then the chlorine sanitizer won't be working at full strength killing germs and bacteria.

Comfortable

Your water balance needs to be correct or it will affect your skin and eyes. The pH should be neither too acidic nor basic in order to feel comfortable. 

Corrosion
An imbalanced pool can be corrosive to the liner, ladders and hand rail and other equipment such as the pump.

What is entailed in Water Balance?

Total Alkalinity
Total alkalinity refers to how much alkaline is in the water. TA and pH go hand-in-hand. If the TA is out of balance it can cause a pH drift and keep your swimming pool from becoming balanced. To adjust your TA add 1.5 lbs of our Alkalinity increaser per 10,000 gallons of water to increase your TA by 10 ppm.


Swimming Pool Water pH Levels
Keeping your pH levels within the proper range is important for keeping your equipment and pool finish intact. pH refers to the acidity or baseness of your pool water. Always make sure to check with our sales team to ensure that your pH reading is correct for the sanitizer system that you are using.
To adjust your pH up then add 1/4 lbs of our pH increaser per 10,000 gallons to increase your pH level by .2 
To lower your pH level add 1/4 lbs of our pH decreaser per 10,000 gallons to decrease your pH by .2


  
Calcium Hardness
The right amount of calcium in your pool is essential. If there is too little, your plaster can erode. Too much calcium can make your water could become cloudy, scale could form and stains might start. 200 to 400 ppm is the general range for calcium hardness, while 300 ppm is ideal for the average pool.
To increase your calcium by 10ppm add 1 lbs of our calcium increaser per 10,000 gallons of water
Stabilizer
Stabilizer also known as CYA helps retain your chlorine longer just as insulation helps retain heat or air conditioning. Stabilizer can be added to some chlorine compounds to protect them from the breakdown effects of sunlight. When your stabilizer level is low, you'll use a lot more chlorine. When it's high, you may need to dilute your pool water to bring it back into the 40 to 100 ppm ideal range.
To increase your stabilzer level by 10ppm add 3/4 lbs per 10,000 gallons of water

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
All water contains dissolved minerals. As pool water evaporates, minerals remain behind and become concentrated. The more concentrated these minerals become, the harder it is for chemical additives to work and stains can form. If you have 3000 ppm or more of total dissolved solids or TDS, you may need to drain some water and add fresh water.