Small water pools water quality?

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Small water pools water quality?

Post by glitchgod » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:10 am

Anyone know the water settings ph and such for water pools for both salt water and purified?
Got 2 different 3 lt pools with a sponge filter and was wondering what the checmical levels should be

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Re: Small water pools water quality?

Post by Links » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:25 am

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Post by curlysister » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:08 pm

AussieJJ and MotorCrab know a LOT about pools and related details. If you search some of their posts, you may find what you are looking for.
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Re: Small water pools water quality?

Post by wodesorel » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:16 pm

pH will vary with where you are at in the world. It's not worth messing with and it isn't super important to aim for a certain reading. Freshwater will vary from around 6.5 to 8.5, with 7 being neutral. Oceans sit around 8.2 to 8.4, and Instant Ocean will also duplicate that for the most part without any extra work.

Ammonia should be 0ppm
Nitrites should be 0ppm
Nitrates are pretty safe and can spike to over 40ppm without trouble, but lower is better.
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