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What does pH mean? The "p" stands for potential and the "H" stands for Hydrogen. Putting it simply it is a scale of 1-14. Ideally in pool water and depending on the interior of a pool the pH should be kept around 7.2 – 7.8 which is the middle range. Low pH is corrosive and can cause skin and eye irritation, corrosion of metal parts and etching of plaster surfaces. High pH is alkaline and can cause scaling and interfere with the ability of sanitisers (chlorine/bleaches to work efficiently. pH is a scale of measure from 1 to 14 with 7 being neutral 19 Ask your Pool Professional what the pH should be for your pool interior. Your pool interior will most likely be either: Concrete/Marblesheen/Plaster/Painted/Vinyl Lined or Tiled

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