For a peaceful summer, the correct treatment of your pool is essential. There are several types of treatment such as chlorine, bromine, or active oxygen but today we will talk about chlorine.
Chlorine is the product that is used the most to keep swimming pool water clean. It acts as a disinfectant removing all micro-organisms from your pool and in this way it fights against the appearance of algae.
The different forms of chlorine
Chlorine for your swimming pool is available in multiple forms:
Tablets of chlorine : this is the most common form. You only need to slip a tablet in the skimmer of your pool or in a floating diffuser (for free-standing pools) then leave it to dissolve slowly. These tablets are slow acting and help maintain a stable chlorine level.
Tablets of a smaller size can be used for shorter treatments such as chlorine shock.
Powdered chlorine : this dissolves quickly and is often used in shock treatments. It is practical when preparing your pool for use after winter or when its water is contaminated.
Liquid chlorine : liquid chlorine should be left to dosing pumps because it is more difficult to dose and handle.
The different types of chlorine
There are two :
Non-stabilized chlorine: This is a type of chlorine with a stronger disinfection, but which is not protected from UV rays and which is destroyed in a few hours. It is possible to supplement it with a stabilizer.
Stabilized chlorine: This contains a stabilizer which protects it from the sun’s UV rays. It is the most common form of chlorine thanks to it being easy to use.
How to measure the chlorine level in your pool ?
The level of chlorine in the water of your pool can be measured by test strips or by “chlorine-test”. This level should be between 1 and 3 mg per liter (free chlorine).
You can also use electronic devices to measure the chlorine level which are much more precise or DPD tablets (analysis kits).
ICO’s advice :
I am ICO, your connected device which measures, anticipates, and adapts and notifies you on your smartphone.
Thanks to my sensors I can provide you with the following information on your cell phone: pH level through the blue sensor, Redox (rate of disinfection, estimation of chlorine) through the orange sensor, and conductivity through the grey sensor.
I also provide several estimations, such as the salt level, the alkalinity (TAC), and the hardness of the water (TH).
Concerning the chlorine test, I analyze your water and give you personalized recommendations to change its level.