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
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
A. Filtration equipment The filtration system is one of the most important components of a pool. It is the main way of cleaning the water as it removes impurities and makes the water suitable for swimming. 1 Filter The filter is one of the essential components for a pool to work properly. There are different … More Learn more in details: How a pool works (2)
The main difference between pools is the basin. These can be above ground, sit in a hole dug in the ground or even float! The drains usually sit at the lowest part of the pool and most sinking dirt and debris leave the pool here. Some pools also have drains near the surface which skim off … More Learn more in details: How a pool works (1)
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!