The Acid Column Myth

– The following article is from Kim Skinner — part of the research team of onBalance.  I received this via email from Kim a few days ago.  Enjoy. __________________________________________________________________________ By Kim Skinner. Although onBalance debunked the Acid Column Myth in the Journal of the Swimming Pool and Spa Industry many years ago, we still regularly get asked in our trade show chemistry classes about its […]

The Acid Column Myth

What changes the pH of pool water?

Just about everything that is added to the pool water will change the pH.  And anything that exits or is carried out of the water changes the pH.  Even the type of pool wall surface will affect the pH. Our Pool & Spa Operator Handbook lists a few things that affect the pH: the bathers the disinfectants we use the source water air-borne debris the water balance […]

What changes the pH of pool water?

pH Adjustment Dosage Charts

A swimming pool in optimium performing condition–one that is healthy and safe as possible–should be the goal of every Certified Pool Operator.  And keeping the pool water balanced is a key factor in achieving this goal.  Here’s the pool water chemistry parameter guidelines that we use — they are also on page 258 of the CPO handbook.  And here is the chemical adjustment guide — page 260 […]

pH Adjustment Dosage Charts

What Exactly is pH?

Ever seen Palm trees in front of snow-covered mountains!–well, we did! As we drove to SCP-Riverside for our CPO class, this past Thursday and Friday, April 8-9 the view was gorgeous… snow-covered San Bernadino Mountains on one side and green-covered hills on the other.  Yes, we are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful place! This Riverside class ended up at full capacity, too!  We had […]

What Exactly is pH?

Palm Desert – again – August 7-8

Our second class in Palm Desert was yet another great success!  Thanks to the crew at National Pool Tile, Palm Desert — especially Renee #2 (as we call her) — actually the store manager, Renee Nelson, was on vacation and Renee Clark was our host — Thank you Renee! The desert was great — it was cooler in August than in our past visit in […]

Palm Desert - again - August 7-8