Solving common pool water problems

The cleanliness of your pool is very important, especially in peak times of using it, for example, in summer; but sometimes it may be difficult to spot the solution to your swimming pool’s problem, making cleaning it an obstacle.

If:

Your pool’s water is green, cloudy and/or has slippery sides, the cause may be algae.
To solve this problem, you should shock dose the pool with chlorine and add a chemical that is tough on algae.

Your pool has too much chlorine, you may have overdosed the pool.
A way of solving this problem would be to buy a chlorine reducer or allow time to take its course for a natural reducing of the chlorine.

Your PH levels are hard to control, your pool’s alkalinity might be low.
To solve this problem, you should seek out advice on how to increase the levels of alkalinity in your pool.

Your pool’s water is cloudy, your chemical control could be poor, or the pool’s filtration could be inadequate.
To sort this problem, you should clean the cartridge, check the PH and chlorine levels of the pool, and if necessary, adjust them. If the problem returns, purchase a pool clarifier to extinguish the small particles.

Your pool has rough sides and edges, scale could have formed due to the elevated levels of calcium in the water.
Make sure that the PH levels are where they should be first, and use a pool scale inhibitor to stop calcium advancing out of the water.

There isn’t a colour change on the test strip’s dip test, the cause could be too much chlorine in the water, (over 15ppm chlorine) leading to the bleaching of the indicator pads.
The fault could be from the test strips, so make sure they are within date and then wait for for the chlorine levels to drop and try the test again.

Your pool is beginning to foam, this is because the cleaning products that have been used are incorrect and are not compatible with the water in the pool or because of the excessive use of algaecide.
The prevent this problem from happening, deter from using household cleaning products for your pool.

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Top five tips on how to care for your swimming pool

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With the weather seemingly getting hotter and sunshine greeting us on an almost daily basis, we thought it was a good time to write up some top tips for pool users everywhere! In this blog, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of cleaning your swimming pool, with the maintenance and pool care tips giving you an understanding into just what your swimming pool needs to stay healthy. For a full list of fantastic swimming pool chemicals, please visit our website!

The circulation of your swimming pool
In order to get the maximum level of effectiveness for the pool sanitizer, pool water MUST be circulated. The more often that water is in motion; it’s a lot harder for bacteria to take hold of the water, along with algae. Debris that exists in the water can be captured by the filter that moves the water around the swimming pool. Also, it should be noted that the best time to circulate water is throughout the day, for around 10 hours or so.

The filtration process of your swimming pool
The filter of your swimming pool is actually one of the most vital pieces of equipment in your inventory. The process of the filter is to remove elements of visible debris, with pieces of microscopic matter also being filtered by the swimming pool. Usually, a filter should be backwashed, where this is the process of removing materials that get trapped in or on the filter material. You can find chemicals to clean out the filters on our website.

How can you care for your swimming pool?
How can you care for your swimming pool?

The cleaning of your swimming pool
You should know that, depending on your swimming pool, some models have areas that hold little or no circulation at all. In these parts of the swimming pool, bacteria and algae can begin to be produced, which is bad for the health of your pool. It’s a good idea to brush and vacuum the walls and floors of this area every week in order to remove the amounts of debris that is missed by the filter. Brushing the different areas of the swimming pool is a definite, especially if you have an automatic pool cleaner or even have a weekly cleaning service for your pool.

Testing out your swimming pool
Swimming pools have a number of different characteristics, which will change depending on the manufacturer. These characteristic should be measured and adjusted on a regular basis. The most important elements of the swimming pool are the pH and the levels of active sanitizer that exists in the water. In order to test these two different factors, checking at regular intervals that they’re at correct levels; overtime you’ll understand how to various different factors affect the elements of the water. Testing your pool water a number of two or three times per week will help you learn the ins and outs of your pool.

The chemistry behind your swimming pool
The final step in the maintenance of your swimming pool regime takes a look into the chemistry of your pool, ensuring that you apply the right products to your water. Doing this will help you to:

  • Providing a swimming environment safe for all
  • Balancing the water in order to protect the equipment and surfaces around the pool.

Finally, you should remember that this will supply you with a fantastic swimming pool which has a perfect finish.

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.

Maintain Your Swimming Pool using the right Pool chemicals

There are few things better in life than relaxing by a swimming pool on a sunny day. If you have your own pool, you have the luxury of swimming in complete privacy or share some fun with family and friends. But, with this luxury comes the responsibility of maintaining it. Most pool owners would undoubtedly love for their pool to remain sparkling clean without any effort, but even without heavy use, a pool needs to be periodically maintained. When you purchase the right pool chemical supplies from Case Chemical, this task is not as daunting as it may seem.  Case Chemicals deliver a broad range of chemicals on a global scale, and the product range includes raw materials and blended products covering sectors such as marine, industrial and hotel and leisure. In addition we offer a comprehensive analysis service tailored to our clients requirements by combining scientific knowledge and responsible care.

Adding Chemicals

If you don’t know much about maintaining a pool, a good place to start is chemicals. Most people know that chlorine is used in swimming pools. It’s one of the most common and important chemicals you will use. Chlorine sanitizes the water by killing various forms of bacteria and algae. It can be used in a liquid, granular, stick, or tablet form. Other chemicals help make the chlorine effective and balance the pH of the pool. Feeding chemicals into the pool is made easier with floating or automatic chemical feeders. They slowly disperse the chlorine or other chemicals into the water. To keep track of all of these chemicals, every pool owner needs a test kit. It will tell you if your chlorine, pH, or other levels are not in the range they should be. You can quickly make needed adjustments based on these test results.

As global providers of swimming pool chemicals, Case have all of the equipment you need to properly maintain your pool. With their help, you will spend less time cleaning and more time relaxing and enjoying your swimming pool.

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