Although modern polymeric alternatives (eg. poly(aluminium chloride), polyDADMACs and polyacrylamides) are widely available, alum (aluminium sulfate, Al2(SO4)3) is still extensively used as a flocculant for swimming pools and, for that matter, other bodies of water, such as dams, ponds and reservoirs. Alum as Clarifier and Flocculant The role of clarifiers and flocculants in swimming pool … More Alum as Clarifier and Flocculant – Effect of Alum on Filtration Systems
Are you having a huge party and now your pool water is green? Or are you the kind of person who constantly has green pool water no matter what you do? Does it seem like there is no way to get rid of the algae in your pool? Well you are in luck, cause we … More How to Get Rid of Pool Algae
Understanding basic pool water chemistry will help you keep your swimming pool safe for swimmers, reduces the amount of chlorine used, is the least corrosive to the equipment and pool shell, and is the cheapest way to own a pool. Unbalanced water is expensive to balance, especially if algae have gotten out of control. If … More Basic Pool Water Chemistry
Proper water chemistry is required to keep a swimming pool safe and clean for swimmers, and maintaining a swimming pool’s chemicals can save pool owners time and money. By following these steps, any pool owner can maintain their own swimming pool with the same results as the high-priced professionals. Part 1: Choosing the type of chlorine … More How to Properly Maintain Swimming Pool Water Chemistry
There are 2 basic elements to pool chemistry: water balance and sanitation. 1. Water Balance Your pool water is delicate, and in order to reach perfect pool harmony, it must be balanced. Balancing your pool means keeping the pH of the water between 7.4 and 7.6, which is slightly above neutral on the pH scale. There … More Basic Chemistry Swimming Pool
The 5 Keys to Pool Care are easy to follow and for the average swimming pool, will only take an hour or less to complete each week. Each of the keys work synergistically with the others to provide you with the best method of swimming pool care.
Aluminum Sulfate, commonly called “Alum“, has been used for thousands of years as a water clarifier. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics describe the use of “aluminum earth” and first century Greek and Chinese documents tell of mining and use of alum for clearing water. By the 16th century, Alum was in widespread use across England, for treating … More How to Use Alum Flocculant in Pools
In this series of topics on basic swimming pool maintenance, the various forms of chlorine were discussed in the first article, then the all-important and often forgotten pH component of the water was the second topic. The third was a brief run-down on pool water testing. With the necessary tests now understood and done correctly, … More Adding pool chemicals — carefully!