Bather comfort and safety is essential to any pool operator. To ensure this and the efficient running of the pool, the pool water quality must be continuously monitored. The Pool Chemistry Guide gives you a definition of the parameters that are most important in the pool industry, a guide to the recommended levels, and the effects of poor water monitoring.
|Parameter||UK Recommended Levels|
|Hydrogen Peroxide||30-100 mg/L|
|Ozone||1 mg/L for two minutes|
|pH||7.2-7.4 ideally, 7.0-7.6 is acceptable|
|Alkalinity||Between 80-200 mg/L|
|Cyanuric Acid||25-50 mg/L|
|Calcium Hardness||Below 80-200 mg/L|
|Phosphate||Below 0.01 mg/L|
|TDS||Not more than 1000 mg/L above mains water, to a maximum of 3000 mg/L|
|Salinity||Between 2500-3500 mg/L|
|Turbidity||Less than 0.5 NTU|
|Colony Count||Not more than 10 CFU per 100 mL|
|Total Coliforms||Absent in 100 mL|
|E. coli||Absent in 100 mL|
|Ps. Aeruginosa||Absent in 100 mL|
Palintest always recommends that you seek advice on your local authority legislation.
14th June 2022
Ammonia is naturally found in water, as it is produced through the decay of organic matter as well as by humans through the production of fertilisers, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and petrochemicals.