Devices which allow for the safe controlled introduction of chlorine into the water.
Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:00 AM
- Chlorine Chemistry - Part I
Chlorine was first discovered in the sixteenth century, and today is one of the most produced chemicals in the US, finding its way into a multitude of products. Chlorine is so deeply inter-twined into industry that finding alternatives would indeed change our daily lives.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:51 AM
- Chlorine Chemistry - Part II
In its elemental state chlorine exists as a gas. Gas is available for swimming pool sanitation. It is very cheap, and is the purest form of chlorine with no binders or carriers. The percentage of available chlorine is 100%. It is also extremely dangerous and restricted in its use. It is rare to find a pool using gas as it's sanitizer, and those that do are usually very old, very large public pools that have (we hope) enacted strict safety procedures. Gas is very acidic, with a pH close to muriatic acid, so these pools using it add a lot of base to counteract this.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:52 AM
- CHLORINE COMBINED:
That portion of total available chlorine left over when free available is subtracted. The measure of chlorine which has already attached itself to other molecules or organisms. Most of this is made up of chloramines.Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:00 AM
- CHLORINE DEMAND:
The quantity of free available chlorine removed during the process of sanitizing. The amount of organic and non-organic material contained in the water will demand a certain level of oxidizer to be destroyed.Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:00 AM
- CHLORINE FREE AVAILABLE:
Free Available Chlorine is that which is active, not combined with an ammonia or a nitrogen molecule, and ready to react to destroy organic material.Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:00 AM
- CHLORINE GENERATOR:
A miniature chlorine factory. This device creates its own sanitizer for your pool.
Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:00 AM
- Chlorine GeneratorsOne of the first alternative sanitizers introduced to the pool and spa industry was the chlorine generator. Chlorine generators are attractive to pool owners simply because they eliminate the need to store, buy, transport and handle chlorine. They are not an alternative to chlorine, but actually make chlorine by producing chlorine from regular table salt. The pool water passes through a generator cell that introduces chlorine into the pool water.
Thursday, November 08, 2018 4:47 PM
- Chlorine Generators - FAQ's
What is most important when adding salt is to brush it around until it is dissolved. This is accelerated by turning your pump on, opening the bottom drain and adding the salt over the drain, rather than walking around the perimeter while adding the salt. It is recommended that you continue to run the pump for 24 hours so the salt can spread evenly throughout the pool. With Granular salt, 60 - 70% will have dissolved before hitting bottom. The remaining salt can simply be brushed into the drain which will then complete dissolution. With all other forms of salt, it will take longer to dissolve but the same process will accelerate the dissolve rate. Simply brush the salt in a pyramid over the drain to increase dissolution.Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:53 AM
- Chlorine Odor/ Irritation
It is a common misconception that red eyes and a strong chlorine smell to the water is the result of too much chlorine. Actually, the cause is not enough chlorine! The combined chlorine compound, called a chloramine, is produced when a free chlorine molecule combines with a nitrogen or ammonia molecule. These compounds smell bad, irritate the eyes and skin, and get in the way of free chlorine trying to do its job.Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:53 AM