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If you are planning for a pool opening in Toronto, you should know about the importance of chlorine in pool maintenance.

Chlorine is a chemical product that is responsible for transforming elements such as pool dirt, bacteria, and algae, into a gaseous state. Chlorine allows disinfecting, in order to have clean water. So it is a very important element that we cannot miss when performing pool maintenance.

How to keep a pool clean using chlorine?

While pool maintenance, we must take into account the water capacity of the pool and the instructions on the care of swimming pools that come with the product.

Measurement of the amount of chlorine in the pool should be collected daily, especially if many bathers have attended. The chlorine level range should be between 1 ppm and 1.5 ppm.

To use chlorine in a pool we must take into account what phase of pool maintenance we are in and the type of chlorine we need.

Habitual chlorination:

It is one of the most common steps that we can usually see. For this we must take into account:

– The type of pool (if it is painted or coated)

– The manufacturer’s instructions on the dose to use.

– The simplest and most common way to chlorinate is through a dispenser inside the pool. These are the typical “buoys” that we see floating in some pools.

Pool Shock Treatment:

This swimming pool treatment is carried out when it is filled with new water. The main purpose is to do a total cleaning. It can also be done for chloramine removal.

This is an aggressive process since the amount of chlorine is much higher than the common amount. So during this stage, bathers are prohibited, until the chlorine level stabilizes and is within the usual and recommended range. Thus, we will be doing our pool heater repair.

Types of chlorine for swimming pools

Free chlorine:

It is the chlorine that is in the dissolved water. This chlorine is not associated with the organic matter found in the pool.

Combined chlorine:

Unlike free chlorine, combined chlorine is the one associated with organic matter. This type of chlorine should not exceed 0.6 ppm.

Once we know how to maintain a pool, we turn to the benefits of chlorine.

Importance of chlorine in our pools:

As discussed in the first point, chlorine is a disinfectant that helps us with cleaning the pool. So it is essential that we take the appropriate steps and the exact measurements of chlorination in our pool. So we will not have problems with bacteria or poisoning.