As we get into November we are in a transition period of late summer and the start of winter clocks going forward . You must without exception take the cautious approach when maintaining a pool .
Firstly the temperatures in November are still in the mid 20`s , warm during the day and cooler at night . This is the prime time for any lingering algae to raise its head if you do not maintain your sanitation levels correctly . Secondly , you need to perform the final tests for Cyanuric acid and Calcium Hardness before the water gets too cold. Why ! This will give you the exact amount of water you need to reduce the levels over the winter period and how much ” drop and top” you need to perform . Remember the only way you can get rid of Cyanuric acid is via dilution , the benefit of this is you also reduce both the calcium hardness and the TDS ( total dissolved solids ) at the same time .
- Cyanuric Acid Levels 30-50 ppm
- Calcium Hardness 200 – 400 ppm
- TDS 1500ppm over starting point
- Chlorine levels 2 – 4 ppm
- PH level 7.4 – 7.6 ppm
- Alkalinity 80 – 120 ppm
Remember people enjoy swimming anytime
November is also a time you can start to reduce your pool pump running times , but only if it is not in use . If you or family are using the pool keep to the required filtration cycle , just because its cooler it does not mean bacteria does not exist .
If you require further information or how to adopt the ” Drop and Top ” method please call 26 623342 or mail Hannah@thepoolpeople.eu