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MAINTENANCE

Comprehensive Swimming Pool Maintenance Methods

Regular testing of your pool will ensure clean and safe swimming water. From pool filtration techniques to systems and disinfection methods, we undertake thorough maintenance of your swimming pool to ensure proper hygiene. Contact A J Pool Plastering to learn more about our pool maintenance methods.
Swimming Pool

Filtration

  • DE8-10 hours
  • Cartridge 10-12 hours
  • Sand 12-15 hours
  • Commercial pools 24 hours
  • Water balance
  • Chlorine 1 to 3 ppm
  • pH 7.4 to 7.6
  • Alkalinity 80 to 120 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 200 to 400 ppm
  • Metals 0 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 10 to 12 ppm
  • Cyanuric acid below 50 ppm
  • Sequestering agent and fresh water

White or Pigmented Plaster Water Balance

After 1st Week
  • pH 7.0-7.2 and 7.8 -8.4
  • Alkalinity 80 ppm - 110 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 190 -200 ppm, 210 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15 -20 ppm, 3 -4 ppm
Adjust 1st Week Readings to:
  • pH 7.0 -7.0, 7.8 -8.4
  • Alkalinity 80 ppm,100 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 210 ppm, 220 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm, 3-4 ppm
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Exposed Aggregate Water Balance

After 1st Week
  • pH 7.0-7.2 and 7.8-8.4
  • Alkalinity 60-70 ppm,110 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 190-200 ppm, 210 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm, 3-4 ppm
POOL MAINTENANCE

Adjust 1st Week Readings

  • pH 6.0-6.5 and 7.8-8.4
  • Alkalinity 60-70 ppm, 100 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 210 ppm, 220 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm, 3-4 ppm

Saturation Index = pH + AF + CF + TF 12.1

Total alkalinity calcium hardness temperature PPM = A factor PPM = C factor F = T factor 5 = 0.35 - 0.732 - 0.025 - 1.025 - 1.437 - 0.150 - 1.350 - 1.746 - 0.275 - 1.575 - 1.953 - 0.3100 - 1.6100 - 2.060 - 0.4150 - 1.8150 - 2.266 - 0.5200 - 1.9200 - 2.376 - 0.6300 - 2.1300 - 2.584 - 0.7400 - 2.2400 - 2.694 - 0.8800 - 2.5800 - 2.9105 - 0.91000 - 2.61000 - 3.0128 - 1.0

1st & 2nd Week Start (Start-Up White or Pigmented Plaster Surface)

Readings after the 1st Week
  • 7.0-7.2
  • 110 ppm
  • 210 ppm
  • 3-4 ppm
Readings after the 2nd Week
  • 7.0-7.2
  • 100 ppm
  • 220 ppm
  • 3-4 ppm

Chemically adjust pool water to:
  • pH 7.0-7.6
  • Alkalinity 80 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 190-200 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm
Adjust 1st Week readings to:

  • pH 7.0 -7.2
  • Alkalinity 80 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 210 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm
 
Do not adjust calcium levels; they should rise on their own and at the end of the 4th week, the calcium hardness should be in excess of 200 ppm.

1st & 2nd Week Start (Start-Up White or Pigmented Plaster Surface)

Chemically Adjust Pool Water to:
  • pH 7.0-7.2
  • Alkalinity 60-70 ppm
  • Calcium hardness190-200 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm
 
Adjust 1st Week Readings to:

  • pH 7.0-7.2
  • Alkalinity 60-70 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 210 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm
 
Readings after the 1st Week
  • 7.8-8.4
  • 110 ppm
  • 210 ppm
  • 3-4 ppm
 
Readings after the 2nd Week
  • 7.0-7.2
  • 100 ppm
  • 220 ppm
  • 3-4 ppm
 
Do not adjust calcium levels; they should rise on their own. At the end of the 4th week, the calcium hardness should be in excess of 200 ppm.

2nd & 3rd Week Start (Start-Up White or Pigmented Plaster Surface)

Adjust 2nd Week Readings to:

  • pH 7.0-7.6
  • Alkalinity 80 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 220 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm
 
Adjust 3rd Week Readings to:
  • pH 7.2-7.6
  • Alkalinity 80 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 230 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm
 
Readings after the 3rd Week
  • 7.8-8.4
  • 90 ppm
  • 230 ppm
  • 3-4 ppm
 
Readings after the 4th Week
  • 7.2-7.6
  • 80 ppm
  • 240 ppm
  • 3-4 ppm
 
Do not adjust calcium levels; they should rise on their own. At the end of the 4th week, the calcium hardness should be in excess of 200 ppm.

2nd & 3rd Week Start (Start-Up Exposed Aggregate Pool Surfaces)

Adjust 2nd Week Readings to:

  • pH 7.0-7.6
  • Alkalinity 60-70 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 220 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm
 
Adjust 3rd Week Readings to:
  • pH 7.2-7.6
  • Alkalinity 60-70 ppm
  • Calcium hardness 230 ppm
  • Sequestering agent 15-20 ppm
 
Readings after the 3rd Week
  • 7.8-8.4
  • 90 ppm
  • 230 ppm
  • 3-4 ppm
 
Readings after the 4th Week
  • 7.2-7.6
  • 80 ppm
  • 240 ppm
  • 3-4 ppm
 
Do not adjust calcium levels; they should rise on their own. At the end of the 4th week, the calcium hardness should be in excess of 200 ppm.
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