Why Does Your Pool Need Cyanuric Acid and How To Balance It?


Having a pool can be a great way to relax and have fun during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, if you don’t maintain it properly, your pool could become unsafe for swimming or simply become too dirty to enjoy.

Many people overlook the importance of balancing cyanuric acid (CYA) levels when it comes to proper pool maintenance. This is similar to monitoring oil levels in a car; keeping it at the right level is important to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently.


Keeping your pool’s cyanuric acid balanced is vital, and Las Vegas Pool Maintenance can help you do it safely and effectively.

Cyanuric acid is a chemical compound used in swimming pools that helps protect chlorine from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. With intense UV radiation exposure, chlorine can quickly become less effective, and your pool will become dirty. The CYA protects chlorine molecules from UV radiation so that the chlorine can continue to perform its cleaning functions in the pool.

For optimal pool performance, it is important to maintain a safe range of CYA levels. Too much cyanuric acid in your pool water can lead to poor chlorine performance and create an environment that is conducive to algae growth.

On the other hand, too little cyanuric acid can lead to excessive chlorine levels in your pool water, leaving it overly chlorinated and potentially causing skin irritation or even stinging eyes. Las Vegas Pool Maintenance will work with you to ensure that your CYA levels are balanced and your pool is safe to use.

Professional Las Vegas pool cleaners will consider several factors when balancing the CYA levels in your pool. They will measure the current chlorine and pH levels as well as the temperature of the water so that they can recommend an appropriate level of CYA for your particular pool.