Sanitizing Pool Water : Sanitization comes from adding chemicals to your water that are antibacterial in nature. You can choose to use Chlorine, Baquacil or other methods, such as salt water generators. You mst ve sure that all levels are maintained to ensure healthy water levels
The most commonly used method of sanitizing pools is application of chlorine.
You should insure that the continuous chlorine level should be kept between 1.0 – 3.0 ppm (parts per million) for proper sanitation. Stabilized chlorinating products come in several forms including 1″ and 3″ tablets, sticks, granules and floaters.
Bromine is also an effective sanitizer and offer low-odor sanitation at higher temperatures, and are ideal for spa and hot tub applications.
You can apply these products in many ways, in liquid, tablet, or granules. You can apply them through floats, through the filtering system or by adding directly. The important thing is to keep the proper levels at all times
Shocking Your Above Ground Pools
The final step in the process is to shock the pool. The addition of shock products breaks down the chloramines and destroys them. When there are organic products in the pool, chloramines can occur. Organic compounds can be things such as suntan oils, cosmetics, perspiration, etc. These things combine with the chlorine residual in your pool water.
The resulting chloramines provide no sanitizing function and can cause problems like:
- strong chlorine odor
- cloudy water,
- eye irritation,
- feed bacteria and algae
Weekly applications of Shock will reduce the chloramines (and the chlorine smell) and keep your pool functioning at top levels.
Use with care (as with all chemicals) and disperse them around the pool. Do not dump it all in one place. We do not recommended to pre-dissolve the shock in a bucket of water, as you will have in your hands a HIGHLY caustic substance
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