Chlorine in water kills the germs that cause sickness. However it takes time. In properly disinfected pools, chlorine kills most germs that cause RWIs within a couple of minutes. Cryptosporidium can survive for days in even a total disinfected pool, so it’s longer to kill these. Chlorine can reduce dirt, sunlight, debris and material from swimmers body. Good hygiene and healthy swimming environment with chlorine can protect your family from RWIs and keep away the germs getting in the pool.

Rust, dirt and minerals can stain the finish of your plastered pool. If the stain is organic, a small amount of granular chlorine added at that location will usually remove the stain instantly. But non-organic stains are not removed by chlorine. Chlorine tablets are not for placing directly into the pool. They etch and stain the pool plaster. If chlorine doesn’t work then acid surely will. Acid washing and draining can remove thin layers of plaster. Stand can also be rubbed down with dry/wet sand paper or pumice stones.

It can be easily cleaned because the tile is placed around the perimeter of the pool. You can find many tile cleanser product applied with a scrubbing brush or pad. Never use abrasive cleaners on a vinyl pool. The inside of the skimmer can be cleaned frequently. You can use any enzyme product such as oil, organics, lotions and others in the pool or hot tub.

In general, it is safe to use after chemicals have dispersed throughout the pool. It usually takes 15 minutes to 1 hour. Wait until the chlorine level drops to recommended level.

It depends on the chemicals you are adding. It is best to wait until all the water pass through the filter and it takes 8 to 12 hours.

Weekly testing works but it is best to test your pools chlorine level and pH at least twice per week. To maintain a consistent level, chlorine should be fed continuously through a chemical feeding device.

Check the expiration date of chemicals and replace or discard if any have expired. Do not dispose pool chemicals in the household trash or any drains unless directed by any water treatment facility. Never pour chemicals down a toilet or drain if they connected to a septic tank.

Yes, it is safe using according to package direction approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Recommended chlorine levels for pools do not pose any health risks. Chlorine sanitizers are being used safely and successfully since hot tub and pool disinfectants for over a century. The majority of public pools are sanitized with chlorine.

These unfortunate conditions occur when the pool water has not been treated properly. A common reason is high level of chloramines formed by chlorine combined with perspiration, body oils and others contaminants brought by swimmers. If a strong chemical smell comes out then it means your pool needs to sanitize the water and chlorine treatment to get rid of chloramines.

Some people think that it means there is too much chlorine in the water. But it is absolutely incorrect. The fact is total opposite. There is not enough chlorine in your pool or tub to neutralize the ammonia in the water. Provide more chlorine based product to solve the issue.

To prevent corrosive action or scaling and to achieve maximum swimming comfort, the pool water must be balanced to the following level:


A big box not stocks the variety of chemicals which a professional pool supply store provides. You can find different brands at a professional pool supply store. Most of highest quality brands can only be found through authorized professionals.

A routine shock treatment is essential to destroy water contaminates. It reduces the efficiency of the sanitizer or disinfectant. Contaminants by cosmetics, hair spray, suntan oil and other organic materials react with chlorine and that causes skin or eye irritations and unpleasant chlorine odor.

You have to sure to balance the water to protect equipments, pool surfaces and provide a sanitary swimming environment, having inviting sparkling water to swim in.

It means your pool is filled with high levels of chloramines. It forms when chlorine interacts with contaminants brought by swimmers like body oil and sweat. In this case, chlorine needs to be added to sanitize the pool water and get rid of chloramines.

The pool professionals have more knowledge and expertise over swimming pools. Having a pool is a big investment. So you must want to be sure to purchase the best chemicals and treatment to prevent any problems in the future. You may damage your liner or unite pool or hot tub by using poor chemicals. It can cost you much more in the long run. Some causes ill effects.