Information regarding pool and spa sanitizers of all kinds

What is Suggested Free Chlorine? – Balancing Free Chlorine and Cyanuric Acid

Chlorine is one of the most important chemicals you can put into your pool. Chlorine is what is known as a “sanitizer” in pool chemistry. This means that it is responsible for cleaning your pool water. This make sure it is safe and bacteria-free.

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Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine – What’s the Difference?

Pool Chemistry is something that every pool owner has to deal with. Balancing your pool is a must to obtain those "crystal clear waters". One of the keys to this pool chemistry is knowing the difference between Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine.

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Introduction to Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Chemistry

Interested in learning more about what it takes to keep your pool or hot tub in great shape? This article describes the chemistry involved in keeping your pool or hot tub safe and your water crystal clear. It will help you better understand what the tests you are taking mean, and what happens when your pool chemistry is no longer in the recommended ranges.

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Swimming Pool Water Testing Basics

Everyone enjoys having a clean and clear pool, but maintaining perfectly balanced pool chemistry can be a challenge. It is necessary to learn what each pool test means and why it is important in keeping your pool in perfect shape. We will cover four components of pool chemistry: free chlorine, pH, total alkalinity and cyanuric acid.

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How Often Should You Test Swimming Pool Chlorine?

In general, chlorine levels should be tested at least twice per week. However, the answer to this question depends heavily on how often your swimming pool is used, who uses your pool, and weather events that may introduce a large amount of fresh water into your pool.

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How to Test, Raise, and Lower Swimming Pool Chlorine

Chlorine is the most important chemical when it comes to maintaining sparkling clean water that is safe to swim in. Chlorine sanitizes your pool water by attacking and killing harmful microorganisms, called contaminates, that could lead adverse health consequences. Therefore, it is critical to know how to test the chlorine in your pool or hot tub, as well as what to do when your chlorine levels are outside recommended ranges.

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