Guidelines For Pool Balancing

To assist in minimizing chalking of a painted finish in the swimming pool environment, the following guidelines maybe of assistance, particularly where an epoxy paint has been used. These are general recommendations only and are not intended to substitute for professional advice.
  • pH: No higher than 7.8; No lower than 7.2
  • Calcium (water hardness): No higher than 200 ppm; No lower than 100 ppm
  • Calcium (water hardness) for painted pools: No lower than 175 ppm
  • Total Alkalinity: No higher than 200 ppm; No lower than 100 ppm
  • Chlorine Level: No higher than 5 ppm; No lower than 1 ppm
  • Salt Level: 4000 ppm. (Note: Salt levels should be turned down during winter or when bathing levels are low.
  • Stabilizer Level: No higher than 50 ppm. No lower than 30 ppm.

Please consult your pool maintenance professional for further advice.

(Issue Date: May, 2005. Macleod Paints Pty Ltd)

Guidelines For Pool Balancing