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FAQ's and Helpful Hints
Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions:
|Ideal Ranges — Standard System||Ideal Ranges — Chlorine Generated (Salt) System|
|Free Available Chlorine||1.0 - 3.0 ppm||Free Available Chlorine||1.0 - 3.0 ppm|
|pH||7.4 - 7.6||pH||7.2 - 7.4|
|Total Alkalinity||80 - 120 ppm||Total Alkalinity||80 - 100 ppm|
|Cyanuric Acid||30 - 50 ppm||Cyanuric Acid||30 - 50 ppm|
|Calcium Hardness||200 - 400 ppm||Calcium Hardness||200 - 400 ppm|
|Phosphates||< 0 - 125 ppb||Phosphates||< 0 - 125 ppb|
|Salinity Level||2600 -3400 ppm|
Water chemistry is important to protect your investment, as well as to keep your pool or spa water safe, clean and enjoyable.
Proper run time is determined by gallonage, filtration and turnover rate. In most cases, a run time of approximately 8-10 hours is sufficient. The pool should run through the hottest part of the day.
QPC will begin to open pools on March 15.
There are two options for adding water to the pool when it is closed:
- Add it through the skimmer lid
- Peel back a small section of the cover and place the hose there
QPC will finish closing pools on November 15.
There are two options for checking the water level in the pool when it is closed:
- Look down through the skimmer lid
- Peel back a small section of the cover and look under there
Each pool and pool system is different, however there are a few recommendations that can help extend the life of your cartridges. First, we recommend that you have a second set on hand for opening the pool. This will help extend the life of the one set because it will not have the demand of filtering winter water. Second, we recommend proper maintenance of the cartridges. This includes cleaning the cartridges throughout the season as necessary, as well as properly cleaning and soaking your cartridges before storing at the end of the season.