Water Chemistry

Salt Systems

Click here to view the Hayward Water Chemistry Quick Start Guide.

Never add more than two bags of salt in one day.  If the salt level does not increase by 200 in 24 hours, please contact us.

Non Salt Systems

Click here to view water chemistry information for non salt system pools.

General Information

Most clients initially have their water tested for free at a pool chemical store.


For testing your water at home, follow the instruction card from the test kit included with the pool maintenance kit.


Key points to remember:

  • High PH- Add acid sparingly

  • Low PH- Add soda ash

  • High alkalinity- add acid sparingly

  • Low alkalinity- add baking soda