Understanding Swimming Pool Chemicals & Chemistry

A pool's filter system does the heavy lifting in keeping the water clean, but it takes chemistry to do the fine-tuning. It's important to carefully manipulate the chemical balance in pools for several reasons: Dangerous pathogens, such as bacteria, thrive in water. A pool fill ed with untreated water would be a perfect place for disease-carrying microorganisms to move from one person to another. Water with the wrong chemical balance can damage the various parts of the pool. Improperly balanced water can irritate the skin and eyes. Improperly balanced water can get very … [Read more...]

Swimming Pool Chemical Hazards

Any parent with kids is concerned about dangerous chemicals in the home. When you have a pool, you are essentially adding 4 to 10 additional chemicals into the household. Several simple rules will go far toward protecting your family -- and you! Minimize the different types of chemicals you store. Our tips about buying 'generically' will help avoid duplication. And, don't buy more than you will consume in a season. Some of the more hazardous pool chemicals don't 'keep' well. Keep wet hands and dirty scoops out of your chemicals. Contamination is often a cause of … [Read more...]