Total Disolved Solids

Modified on Mon, 8 May, 2023 at 3:28 PM

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is a measure of the total amount of all solids and other dissolved particles that are present in swimming pool water. These can include minerals, salts, metals, and other substances that have dissolved in the water.

TDS can accumulate in pool water over time, often due to the use of pool chemicals, such as chlorine or bromine, or from the source water used to fill the pool. As TDS levels increase, the water can become cloudy or murky, and the effectiveness of pool chemicals may decrease.

The recommended TDS level for swimming pool water is typically between 500 and 1500 ppm, although this can vary depending on the specific pool and its location. It is important to regularly test TDS levels and take appropriate action if levels become too high.

One method for reducing TDS levels in pool water is to partially drain and refill the pool with fresh water. This can help dilute the concentration of dissolved solids and restore proper water balance. It is also important to properly maintain pool chemicals and equipment to prevent TDS buildup and ensure proper water sanitation.

In addition to affecting water quality and chemical balance, high TDS levels can also cause damage to pool equipment and surfaces over time, so it is important to regularly monitor and manage TDS levels to maintain a safe and enjoyable swimming environment.