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...]

Pool and Spa Chemical Storage

Always keep your water maintenance products in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. If standing water is present, action must be taken to provide a dry location for any pool or spa chemicals. Avoid storing in areas that are subject to rain and excessive moisture, freezing temperatures or in direct sunlight. Always keep your pool or spa maintenance products away from other household or garden chemicals and petroleum products such as fertilizers, motor oil, grease or paint. Mixing these common items with some pool products can cause the release of hazardous gasses, fire, or even an … [Read more...]