One of the most important components of successful pool maintenance, along with pool cleaning and sweeping tools, is swimming pool chemicals specially formulated to maintain the quality of the water in optimal swimming conditions.
Chlorine is known to many as one of the main pool chemicals but are there any others?
Swimming pool chemicals
Chlorine for swimming pools
As we have already mentioned, chlorine is one of the most important swimming pool chemicals, as it is responsible for disinfecting the pool water and killing germs and bacteria that can accumulate.
Normally, for convenience, chlorine tablets are used for private pool maintenance. We, as pool maintenance experts, always recommend liquid chlorine, as chlorine tablets cause the residual product to build up in the water and increase the isocyanuric acid (at high levels, it cancels out the disinfecting effect of chlorine).
Swimming pool salt
Another swimming pool chemical that has also become a trend in recent years is pool salt. Swimming pool salt is used as a substitute for swimming pool chlorine, since, with the help of a salt chlorinator installed in the pool, the salt is converted into chlorine and has the same disinfecting power.
Salt is used instead of chlorine because it prevents eye irritation, dry skin and a strong chlorine smell. It also has beneficial health properties, such as eliminating toxins.
Other swimming pool chemicals are PH correctors. The PH of swimming pool water should be between 7 and 7.6. If the PH values of the pool water are not between these levels, the disinfectant effect of the chlorine may be cancelled out. For this reason, it is important to always have PH correctors at hand, both to increase and to decrease it.
These swimming pool chemicals are very common when, due to lack of water maintenance, a green layer appears on the bottom or sides of the pool. This green layer is algae, caused by organisms that are generated when the water is stagnant and the disinfection is not correct.
When the water in your pool looks cloudy, it means that there is an excessive concentration of micro-particles and the water is not in optimal conditions for swimming, although it is not dangerous.
To reduce the turbidity of the pool water, the swimming pool chemicals we use are flocculants, which act by binding the microparticles together, making them weigh down and settle to the bottom of the pool for subsequent suction.
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