Swimming pool temperature impacts the water chemistry in a big way. This article will outline a few reasons why.
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There are few certainties in life: death, taxes, deadlines, and homeowners who want to suspend or cancel pool service during the winter. We understand the logic behind suspending pool service, but we also know that the logic is based on incomplete information. As pool professionals, it is our responsibility to inform customers–homeowners who ultimately make the final decisions about their pool–about what cold water can do to their pool over the winter.
Carbonate scale tends to form in the hottest water first...usually inside saltwater chlorine generators (salt cells) and heat exchangers. This is a function of the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI), as higher temperatures increase the tendency for scale formation. In this article, we will give you some simple tips for preventing scale formation in both of these places.
The vast majority of damage done to a pool occurs during the winter, or initial filling/startup. And not just damage to the the pool plaster, but pool equipment can be corroded too. Etching and corrosion are more likely to happen in cold water than warm. This article will explain, with the help of the Orenda App's LSI Calculator. It's all about the LSI.