This article will look deeper into the mechanisms of testing water quality parameters and help to anticipate and remove interferences and errors when conducting water tests. The water parameters under review will include pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, cyanuric acid, and free and total chlorine.
Whether one calls it winterizing, closing, off-season, or end-of-season pool care—how pool professionals handle water care once there is not much pool activity, all boils down to what part of the country the pool is located. In all cases, the two variables that need to be addressed are (a) managing water balance, and (b) controlling organics.
The devastation of wildfires over recent years has been particularly extreme. This article offers some advice for service professionals in dealing with the restoration and repair of pools after these unfortunate, common, occurrences.