Guidelines On Using H202 In Spas and Pools  

by Pool Builders on 08-24-2011 in Articles

You've been made aware of the damaging effects made by the traditional substances, chlorine and bromine the majority of people utilize in their pools and have decided you do not want your own loved ones swimming in a hazardous waste dump. So now you are thinking of switching over to a healthy, clean H2O2 treatment for the pool and spa and question what you have to do.

First you will be glad to know that you don't have to empty your pool and start from scratch. H2O2 will not react negatively with existing pool chemicals so you could add the H2O2 to the pool right now. What you will be using will be the 35% food grade H2O2 not the 3% variety that's sold at the majority of shops.

Although you don't have to drain your pool before adding H2O2 it is recommended that you empty your hot spa tub and eliminate all chemicals as the quantity of water involved isn't significant. Additionally the amount of H2O2 used in your spa should be higher than that used in your pool due to the fact of the higher temperature of water.

Some people like to shock their pool just before lowering the concentration of H2O2. This is particularly important if there has been lots of organic material; dust, leaves etc, in the pool. To shock the pool you could add one cup of H2O2 per 250 gallons of water as opposed to the maintenance level of one cup per 500 gallons of water. Put this in the pool during the night and let the pump run just long enough to flow the water. You then turn the circulating pump off and let the pool stand all day and night before starting the pump again. Your pool will then be well prepared to use. The pool does not have to be shocked if you're starting with fresh water.

The H2O2 decays as it oxidizes organic material in your pool and also is weakened by UV rays. You ought to test the concentration periodically with H2O2 pool test strips and add more as needed. The concentration should be kept in between 50 and 100 PPM with the higher density maintained in your spa because of the higher water temperature. The amount of H2O2 that has to be added counts on the quantity of organic content, UV rays, is the pool covered when not used?, and also the quantity of usage the pool gets each and every day.

Isn't it time for you to take benefit of the numerous advantages of switching to H2O2 for your pool. It will not build up chemically in your pool or spa. You do not have to keep attempting to balance chemicals against each other as it does not need a perfect concentration. A stronger solution wont harm you. It is not hazardous. It breaks down to our 2 most important ingredients, water and oxygen. No bad aroma. No harmful vapors. Do you need any more reasons to make the changeover right now?

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