What are Swimming Pool Chemicals

Swimming pool chemicals are used to treat certain kinds of algae and bacteria within swimming pools, the chemicals include various kinds of sanitizers and disinfectants.

What is actually in Swimming pool chemicals

With different disinfectants and sanitizers used in swimming pool chemicals the most common is “chlorine” which comes from chlorinating agents, this chemical dissolves as it is placed in water.

There is also chlorinating liquid, dry chlorine and liquid chlorine.


Types of chlorinating agents

There is actually two different types of chlorinating agents which are called organic chlorinating agents such as potassium dichloroisocyanurate, trichloroisocyanuric acid and sodium dichlorocyanurate as well as Inorganic chlorinating agents such as lithium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite and calcium hypochlorite.

These two chemicals are in fact not compatible with each other and when mixing or cross contamination occurs this can cause a form of explosive mixture. This can be caused simply when the same scoop is used for both chemicals without cleaning them.