Pool Chemicals - Why, How and When to Use Them

by Pool Builders on 12-10-2009 in Articles

Using pool chemicals are essential in making the swimming pool safe from harmful bacteria and pathogens that can cause allergies or worst, fatal illnesses.

Swimming pools have stagnant water where algae can grow and provide nesting ground for mosquitoes and other insects that bring harmful diseases. Pool chemicals are the solution to this problem but there should be guidelines on how to use them to prevent poisoning.

The process of using these chemicals can be complex at certain points. The amount of chemicals to the pool water should be specific to maintain the pH balance of the pool and to maintain their effectiveness throughout.

The amount of pool chemicals can be determined by considering a variety of different factors such as amount of filtration, how much water the pool can hold, how many times the pool is used and whether or not the pool has been treated with chemicals before. You will need an expert in doing the calculations to ensure effectiveness and safety.

It is also important that at least you are certain of how much pool chemicals you will need. However, if there are excess chemicals, it's best that you know where to store them.

Keep in mind that this chemicals should always be stored away from children's reach for obvious reasons. They should also be in a dry place away from the the floor, doors, windows and other chemicals substance that can cause chemical reaction. Temperature should also be a factor, it should be below 95°F/35°C or low humidity and away from direct sunlight.

Finally, pool chemicals should be applied during a fine day, it's too risky applying them during a rainy or windy day and without people around. It's also essential that you wear proper clothes such us mask, gloves, boots or coats upon applying them to prevent injuries.

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