Pool openings and the routine filling of swimming pools can be a surprise source of problems for pool operators service and start-up technicians. Source water composition can impact overall swimming pool chemistry and unexpected changes in source water can have large consequences on pool management strategies. This discussion will include the problems associated with using chloraminated water to fill pools, common problems encountered with fill water, such as high total dissolved solids (TDS) and metal concentration, and information on testing interferences.
• Examine the different types of source water
• Define how these sources are managed
• Discuss what effects your source water can have on the operation of your pool - metals, chloramination, total dissolved solids, nitrates and phosphates, other factors
• Explain how to test your pool water and how to overcome some common problems encountered when testing