As a pool owner, you want to have a clean swimming pool that your friends and family can enjoy themselves in. For you to enjoy clean and sparkling water, you need to maintain your pool regularly. Here is a list of products that will help you do just that.
pH plays a key role in ensuring water quality. Pool products cannot work effectively if the water pH is not optimal. Before doing anything else to maintain your pool, you need to measure the water pH value. And to do this, you need a pH Min or pH plus testing kit, and a water quality tester. You can get a testing strip to measure pH value, but most water quality testers measure the pH value as well. There are different types of quality testers available; test kits, test strips, and digital testers.
This is an essential chemical for disinfecting the water. If you want to swim in clean water, you need to use chlorine. There are different types of chlorine available.
• Chlorine tablets are the most common and the cheapest. They are used to maintain a consistent chlorine level as they guarantee an appropriate chlorine value. To circulate the chlorine throughout the pool, place the tablets in the pool skimmer or in the chlorine dispenser.
• Chlorine granules are usually used as a shock treatment. This is when you want to super-chlorinate your pool as part of regular maintenance or to treat a green pool.
• Liquid chlorine is also used as shock treatment. You can also use this type of chlorine with automatic dosing systems.
• HTH granules are a type of chlorine granules. This type of chlorine is the only one compatible with ionisers. They are also more expensive than other types of chlorine.
Even if you have the best filtration system installed, you will still have tiny particles of dirt in your pool. That’s why you need flocculants. This pool product causes all those tiny particles to clump together to form a large dirt particle that your filter can remove. If after using a flocculant, you see white foam at the bottom of your pool, don’t worry. Those are coagulated dirt particles that can easily be removed by vacuuming.
Algaecides and metal removers
It is frustrating when your swimming pool turns green, but thanks to algaecides, you can remedy this. This pool product kills algae, bacteria and other organics in the water. It also prevents their growth. Swimming pools can also turn brown as a result of high concentration of iron. To combat this problem, you can use metal removers to remove iron, silver, copper and other metals from the water without having to drain your swimming pool.
Sometimes, pool water can contain a high amount of limescale, which can cause white deposits along the water line and at the edge of the pool. That’s why you need anti-limescale products like HTH Borkler Gel to dissolve and remove limescale from the water. You can easily remove the white line with a sponge dipped in anti-limescale.