Chemicals

Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine vs Combined Chlorine Explained 1

Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine vs Combined Chlorine Explained

Pool maintainers refer to three types of chlorine to look out for – total chlorine, free chlorine and combined chlorine. I will go into the differences between free chlorine vs total chlorine vs combined chlorine below. Free chlorine refers to the amount of chlorine that is available to actively sanitize the water in a pool…

What does baking soda do to a pool

What Does Baking Soda Do to a Pool?

Baking soda has many uses around the house, and many people are surprised that it can also be used in pool care. But what does baking soda do to a pool? Baking soda is actually sodium bicarbonate, which is an alkaline, so adding it to a pool that is too acidic will raise the pH…

My Pool Is Green but Chlorine Is High

My Pool Is Green but Chlorine Is High. Why and How to Fix?

So you have a pool and you keep it nice and sparkling by adding some chlorine tablets each week. Then one day your pool suddenly turns green so you add more chlorine but it stays green. You test the chlorine level and it is high so why is it still green? A pool can be…

What Does Pool Shock Do?

What Does Pool Shock Do? Pool Shock Facts

Every pool owner loves to see their family enjoying the water throughout the swimming season and just having fun. However, as part of regular pool maintenance, you need to shock your pool to ensure the correct water chemistry to prevent the growth of algae and harmful bacteria. But exactly what does pool shock do? Pool…

How Do You Know When to Shock a Pool

When to Shock a Pool – 8 Signs You Need To Shock

When to use pool shock falls into two separate sections – under what circumstances most pool owners should shock a pool and, if it needs to be shocked, what is the best time of day to carry out pool shocking. As well as regular pool shocking, you will need to shock the pool when opening…

How to Raise the pH in a Pool 2

How to Raise the pH in a Pool

Most people that have a pool in their backyard probably know that the pH levels in swimming pools need to be maintained for safety reasons. But if the pH drops how do you raise it? To raise the pH level in a pool, you can use either baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or soda ash (sodium…

What Happens If pH Is Too High in Pools

What Happens If pH Is Too High in Pool?

There is no remedy for sweltering hot summer days quite like a refreshing dip in the pool. However, most of the time, you probably dive right into the chemically-infused water without inspecting the pH levels. If you are swimming in a pool with a high pH balance, you could be posing a potential threat to…

What Happens if You Swim in a Pool with Too Much Chlorine

What Happens If You Swim in a Pool with Too Much Chlorine?

Indoors or out, public or privately owned, chances are that the pool you’re swimming in is cleaned and disinfected with chlorine. Maintaining proper chlorine levels requires careful measuring and testing. But what happens if you accidentally add too much chlorine? Is it still safe to swim? It can be unsafe to swim in a pool…

What Happens if You Put Too Much Algaecide in a Pool

What Happens if You Put Too Much Algaecide in A Pool?

It is a common mistake to put too much algaecide in a pool. When pool owners see that green, yellow, or brown slime infesting their pristine swimming pool water, they often panic. This results in algaecide overdose. Sometimes the amount needed is miscalculated and added. Either way, the result is the same. Too much algaecide…

What Happens if pH Is Too Low in Your Pool

What Happens if pH Is Too Low in Your Pool?

Balancing pH in a pool is an integral part of maintenance and pool ownership. A variety of factors can lead to the pool’s pH becoming too low, causing various consequences to the pool, equipment, and swimmers. When a pool’s pH is too low, it can: Corrode pool equipment Damage nearby materials Irritate the eyes and…