For this week’s FAQ series article we will be discussing the second reading in the Water Balancing triad, Total Alkalinity. You may be thinking, ‘Didn’t we already talk about how pH runs from acid to alkaline, isn’t Total Alkalinity the same thing?’
Considered by some to be the most important component of water balance, pH measures how acidic or basic your pool, spa or hot tub water is. If not monitored closely and kept in check you run the risk of damaging your equipment, i.e. heating elements, pumps, seals, and other internal workings.
We’ve compiled a list of symptoms common to low and high pH readings.
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