Measuring pH in a swimming pool

Measuring pH in a swimming pool

What is the best pH meter for swimming pools?

Swimming pool water hygiene is very important. After all, people swim in it with little protection. By measuring alkalinity, pH-value and chlorine value you keep your pool water clean. At Nieuwkoop we have several measuring devices which can measure the pH-value in water. For temporary pools we recommend the PH2620 – digital pH tester. For professional swimming pools we recommend the portable pH meter – PH1200.

When you swim a lot in your pool, it is important to test the pool water daily.

How is pH measured in a swimming pool?

To measure pH in swimming pool water, it is important that you use testers or digital measuring devices that are suitable for measuring pH. In a swimming pool alkalinity, pH and chlorine are measured. Perform the following steps for measuring pH in swimming pool water:

  1. Take a water sample with a pipette.
  2. Put the water sample in the sample cup.
  3. Use a pH paper test strip or a digital pH meter to measure the water.

The more often you swim, the more important it is to check this frequently. After measuring pH and adjusting it, it is important to measure the chlorine content.

Is it possible to automatically control pH in a swimming pool?

It is possible to automatically measure pH in a swimming pool. This is done by so called continuous regulation. At Nieuwkoop we have pH dosing pumps and pH controllers which are specially developed for this kind of applications. By placing a pH sensor as a measuring point in, for example, the water system of a swimming pool, the pH is measured automatically. A circuit can then also be activated when the pH reaches a certain value. In this way you create an automatic system.

Our experts are happy to help you put together an automatic system!

Why is it important to measure pH in swimming pool water?

It is important to measure the pH value in a swimming pool, because a good pH value is essential for disinfecting the pool. To keep the pool clean and remove bacteria you use chlorine. However, chlorine cannot work properly when the pH-value is incorrect.

When the pH-value is not right, the chlorine does not work and the pool gets polluted. To create and maintain a clean and safe pool, measuring the pH is therefore essential!