What affects changes in water balance

Poolsupply4less Moorpark ,  CA 
 Knowing what triggers water imbalance will reduce your swimming pool surprises. 
 Balanced water chemistry is one of the five keys to successful pool care and sometimes the trickiest part of the whole routine. Knowing what things are the biggest influences will help clue you in on when to take action.The biggest influence is, of course, having people in the pool. Swimmers and their swimwear add things like lotions, sweat, detergents, oils, and other ingredients that challenge levels. Heavy use means it’s time to test and add.Second on the list is weather. Rain, wind and landscape treatments deliver unwanted elements to the water and can quickly throw things off. If Mother Nature or the lawn crew show up, it’s time to test and add.Lastly, other pool care products can throw off the balance. Even products used to treat water balance may change other parameters. For instance, raising alkalinity levels will also cause pH to rise.Planning for extra adjustments will keep you in clearer, better-feeling water. 

Pentair IntelliFlo VSF Variable Speed Flow Pool Pump 011056


The IntelliFlo VSF pump provides precise flow control, which means increased efficiency, savings and performance. The pump’s innovative design ensures the desired flow rate is maintained, no matter the conditions. Plus, the IntelliFlo VSF pump helps the rest of your equipment perform exactly as it’s meant to—from filters to laminars to waterfalls.

  • Precise flow control for efficiency and performance
  • ENERGY STAR® certified — savings up to 90%*
  • WEF 6.1  THP 3.95
  • This pump is so quiet
  • Save money on your monthly power bill
  • Check your local utility company for rebates
  • Purchase here

Avoid Pumping Up Your Bill

A water pump is the primary mechanism that ensures your pool’s water is recirculating or in other words, water is being filtered and returned. Electricity usage can range anywhere between 500 to 2,000 watts in order to run 24 hours a day during the summer and 4 hours a day in the winter when the pool isn’t being used. To reduce electrical consumption during the summer, consider using an electronic timer and having the water pump run between 6 to 12 hours a day.  The recommended minimum use of a pool’s water pump is 4 hours.

A cost effective feature some water pumps have, is a two motor speeds option crucial for when the pump doesn’t have to run at full capacity. Variable-speed pumps are an additional pool maintenance product that can operate through a 24 day cycle at a low speed with minimal energy use and it helps filter smaller particles as well.

Two kinds of water pumps exist: self priming and flooded suction pumps. The difference between the two water pumps is that self priming pumps can be placed above the mean water level and start up after a timed resting period whereas a flooded suction pump relies on gravity since it is below the mean water level of the pool. Keep in mind that, in order to ensure your pool remains properly sanitized you’ll need more than just a water pump to filter and remove commonplace contaminants.