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The measures and important facts involved with water treatment are outlined in the following guidance so that you can provide your swimming pool with the same level of service as a costly specialist.
Step 1: Choose the appropriate chlorine for sanitisation.
The majority of pool owners use chemical chlorine to keep their water clean. Chlorine destroys toxic pollutants in the water when reacting with bacteria and other unsanitary organics on a molecular basis, which the pool filter machine therefore eliminates. If chlorine has bound itself to the chemicals, it becomes inert and no longer sanitises your pool, necessitating the adding of more chlorine on a weekly basis to retain the impact.
Since there are so many different kinds of chlorine on the market, it may be challenging to decide which one to choose without the proper knowledge. Chlorine comes in granular, stick, 1″ tablet, and 3″ tablet shape. Slow release tablets with binders and fillers to hold them intact are preferable to the ultra-cheap versions; you’ll note the difference when they melt because the cheap tabs and sticks appear to crumble or fall apart within 2 – 3 days rather than steadily and more efficiently dissolving while retaining their form.
The concentration of active ingredients is the most important factor to consider. When using granular chlorine, use a concentration of 56 percent to 62 percent Sodium Dichloro-S-Triazinetrione and 90 percent Trichloro-S-Triazinetrione in tablets or sticks. Calcium Hypochlorite, another type of granular chlorine, is usually only available in quantities of up to 65 percent.
Step 2: Fill the pool with chlorine.
To dissolve 1 inch chlorine tablets, 3 inch chlorine tablets, or chlorine sticks into the swimming pool water, use a floating chlorine feeder or an electronic chemical feeder, all of which are accessible from any pool supplies dealer. Chemical feeders automatically ration out specific levels of chlorine, giving you complete control over the amount of chlorine applied to your tub. Dumping chlorine tablets or sticks into the pool or placing chlorine tablets or sticks in the skimmer basket are both bad ideas. This is because if you dissolve a chlorine tablet directly in your skimmer basket, all of the water flowing into your pool piping and circulation system contains a high amount of chlorine, which will eventually eat away at the interior of your pool’s circulation system, causing premature loss of your pool pump and filter components.
Step 3 – Ensure that the pH of the water is right.
Since it decides how powerful chlorine is, maintaining the proper pool pH level is just as crucial as making the proper chlorine quantities. Your swimming pool’s pH rating should be between 7.2 and 7.6. When the pH of the water is 7.2, chlorine is 10 times more effective at sanitising it (the same level as human tears). If the pH level in your pool is too high, the most efficient way to lower it is to steadily dump “Muriatic Acid” (also known as Hydrochloric acid) straight into the deep end while the pool pump is running and the water is flowing. This product can be very toxic if it comes into contact with the skin; if you’re concerned about injuries, use Granular acid or pH Minus instead.
Step 4: Keep an eye on the pH levels.
A “down” style test kit, rather than a “test strip” test, is the easiest way to determine the pH of your tank. To avoid “bouncing,” you can add smaller levels of chemicals and retest after around 6 hours of continuous filtration, whether you need to raise or decrease the pH dose. If you have a true pH bounce problem, it’s normally due to a lack of alkaline in your system.
When you float in your pool and your eyes fire, it’s either either the pH is too high or too low. If you want to stop fiery, angry eyes, it’s crucial to keep track of your pH levels.
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