What Chemicals do I Need for My Pool? A Basic Overview

Below is a list of the water balance basics that will help ensure that you have a trouble-free pool season:

Basic Water Balance Factors

  • Chlorine (1-3 ppm)
  • pH (7.2 - 7.4 ideal)
  • Total Alkalinity (80-100 ppm)
  • Stabilizer Level (30-50 ppm)
  • Calcium Hardness (200-800 ppm)

Water Balance Basics

  • At the beginning of the season take a water sample to your Authorized Sustain Dealer for complete analysis.
  • Do not start on the SUSTAIN System until all water balance factors have been established.
  • Make sure that all of your equipment is operating properly:
    • Check pump and filter.
    • Make sure the skimmer is unobstructed.
    • Adjust the return jets to minimize dead spots in the circulation of filtered water.
  • Test pool water with a DPD kit or Test Strips once a week (or more often depending on pool use and weather conditions).
  • Take a water sample to your dealer for testing every 6 weeks.
  • Run your pump at least 12 hours per day.
  • Follow SUSTAIN product label directions.
  • Never mix chemicals.
  • Don't guess. If you are wondering what to do, visit or call Penguin Pools with problems that are chronic or unusual.

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