How do you know which chemicals to put in the pool?
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How do you know which chemicals to put in the pool?

Posted By think waternz     September 19, 2022    


You might have heard about adding chlorine to pool water to kill germs. But did you know what affects the amount of chlorine in your pool water and what happens when the chlorine in the pool water becomes inefficient?


Pool owners get to deal with multiple problems at once. For instance, alkalinity, pH levels, calcium, chlorine, algaejust to name a few!


If you have completed the construction of the pool of your dreams or you are Googling everything before you commence the process of spending weekends with an extravagant vibe, then you need to know about pool chemicals.


Almost a dozen different categoriesare available in pool chemicals, each addressing a different problem. Things tend to get a bit confusing for beginners, but here is an easy to understand breakdown of davey pool pumps that are must-haves.


Why use pool chemicals?

Pool chemicals take care of certain issues like foul smell, algae, disease causing germs, calcium and rust buildup etc.


In the absence of pool chemicals, the water starts getting cloudy and swimmers might get ill by entering a pool full of microorganisms.


Adding pool chemicals results in crystal clear water. It also makes your swimming sessions hygienic as well as relaxing.  


Which are the best pool chemicals?

In order to create a clean and hygienic swimming environment, you would require:

  • Pool sanitisers: You will need chlorine tablets, liquid chlorine or a granular form of higher concentration of chlorine for daily sanitisation of the pool.
  • Pool oxidisers: Oxidisers and pool clarifiers are used to efficiently vacuum all sorts of swimmer waste from the pool.
  • Pool balancers: It is important to swim in pH balanced water. pH bounce may lead to problems like corrosion and staining, therefore balancers are used that contain sodium bicarbonate as the active ingredient.
  • Pool cleaners: There is a full-blown range of cleaner and degreaser products. These work wonders of rust, calcium and scum buildup on pool edges and surfaces.
  • Pool algaecides: Lower levels of chlorine in water can contribute to the problem of algae growth. Therefore, brands are manufacturing multi-tasking formulas that work on pink, green and mustard algae along with the problem of black spots.


What isthe right order to add pool chemicals?

Before using any chemical in the pool water, make sure to test the alkalinity and the pH balance of water. Then you can tackle the problem of calcium hardness, followed by adding products to maintain the chlorine level of water. In the process of maintaining the hygiene levels, you can use algae killers and pool clarifiers in the last and final phase. 


Can you put all the pool chemicals together?  

Adding all chemicals together might affect the potency of the active constituents in different products. It is best to learn the right order of putting in the chemicals. Expert consultation is also helpful in buying the most suitable products and using them in the right order.


Using pool chemicals is essential to ensure a germ-free and relaxing time in the water. Expert guidance is helpful in maximising the lifespan of pool equipment and the potential of pentair pool pumps.


To learn more, you can make a phone call or visit your local Think Water Store. Their specialist staff will be able to give you advice about pool testing and the types of pool chemicals you need.