Swimming pool chemistry deals with the chemical processes that take place in the pool and affect the quality of the water in the pool. The goal of proper pool chemistry is to keep pool water clean, clear and safe for swimming.
Chemistry includes a variety of chemicals such as chlorine and non-chlorine disinfectants, pH adjusters, alkalinity and water hardness. These substances have different roles in maintaining pool water quality.
Proper pool chemistry is essential to maintaining safe, healthy and clean pool water. When adjusting pool chemistry, it is important to measure and monitor the pH, alkalinity, water hardness and sanitizer levels to keep them in compliance with prescribed standards.