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Using pool chlorine to keep your pool clean


Date Posted: 12/7/2012 7:49:15 AM

Posted By: sashoo  Membership Level: Silver  Total Points: 382

It’s true that there are diverse forms of pool products—it’s no wonder they do have a few factors in common. Pool chlorine is reputed as the most cost-effective product for disinfecting pools. In fact, until the product was dubbed the ‘product of choice’, it’s been more than a century now. And here’s why: pool chlorine safely cleanses water while ridding it off of deadly viruses, bacteria and germs. As it disinfects the pool, chlorine does oxidize the water too, giving it a crystal-clear look.

But why exactly do you need pool chlorine? Here’s why: pool water is full of contaminants, including bacteria and algae, courtesy of rain, wind, dust and swimmers alike. On the same breadth, there is no other known alternative that can maintain the purity of pool water like chlorine does. Which is why if you only add a sufficient amount of chlorine to your pool, your pool water would acquire a ‘chlorine residual’, which will help rid your pool off of harmful pathogens. Actually, the ‘chlorine residual’ should work continuously to cleanse your pool while keeping the water shimmering all year long.

You easily could test for ‘chlorine residual’ in your pool water, thanks to the readily available test kits that can be found in pool-supplies shops. These test kits will test for ‘chlorine residual’ in terms of ‘Free Available Chlorine’ (FAC), and ‘Total Available Chlorine’ (TAC). Just to explain further, FAC is the chlorine in your pool that still holds its disinfecting competency. TAC, on the other hand, is the amalgam of both FAC and chloramine. Chloramine basically is the chlorine that has become ineffective, having fulfilled its purpose of killing harmful algae and bacteria. Availability of chloramine in pool water could be that unfriendly; it could cause one’s eyes to have a burning sensation while swimming due

to the strong chlorine odor. It also could inhibit FAC from sanitizing your pool water properly.

That’s why you have to rid your pool water off of chloramine, just as much as the harmful bacteria and algae. It’s easy—you only need to shock your pool (at regular intervals). For best results, you ought to shock your pool either in the early evenings or late afternoons. It’s also recommended, during shocking time, that you add a 4-way pool shock, which actually is the renowned product dubbed ‘the perfect choice’, as it usually will maintain your pool all year long. It’s because it dissolves in the pool water with ease, while killing all the contaminants, leaving your pool water crystal clear of all known pathogens.

Certainly, isn’t time you used pool chlorine to disinfect your swimming pool?

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