In a salt pool, chlorine is produced from salt using a Salt Chlorine Generator rather than adding chlorine to the pool directly. A salt pool is still being sanitized by chlorine. The same amount [...]
My child had a potty accident in the pool OR We have a dead animal in the pool OR We have had an animal leave waste in the pool!
Yes we’ve had all of those at least once a week in spring & summer. They all require breakpoint chlorination for at least a 24 hr. period (meaning no one swims during breakpoint chlorination [...]
Pool Pumps, Underwater Pool Lights and certain Swimming Pool Heaters carry Live Voltage and this hazard can be fatal. Pool Heaters release Carbon Monoxide emissions which can be fatal, and [...]
Phosphate is a natural component of most swimmer wastes. It is also present in rain water, tannic acid in leaves and pollens. Phosphate is persistent and does not break down naturally. Landscape [...]
What do you mean my cyanuric acid levels are too high and you have to drain the pool? Aren’t you supposed to prevent that? What does it do?
High cyanuric acid levels would hinder the efficacy (effectiveness) of the chlorine to act as a disinfectant. Higher levels of cyanuric acid will bind with the chlorine, making it slower acting [...]