Accidentally added too many chemicals to your pool? It happens to the best of us. Luckily for you, there are methods to reduce swimming pool chemical concentration and more so alternatives to using chemicals entirely. Read below on how you can go about tackling over-used pool chemicals and why a trained professional might be the best option.
Too Much Chlorine And Don’t Want to Use Algaecides?
It is a well-known fact that algaecides and pool chlorine can very quickly go out of control when just a bit too much is added. The biggest danger of too much chlorine is the potential harm the swimmers can face. The people swimming are at risk of irritation on their eyes, skin and asthma attacks occurring.
So of course, any good pool owner wants to know what to do if they find themself in this situation. The best-case answer is just saying “only use the perfect amount”, but this isn't very helpful. There are situations where you don't really have the time or luck when it comes to adding chemicals to pools. So instead there are chemicals dedicated to tackling this task.
Researchers have found alternative ways to reduce the average dosage of Chlorine used in the typical private swimming pool, and the answer is the use of enzymes.
Eliminate harmful pool chemical with enzymes
Enzymes work cooperatively with Chlorine in a way that supports the molecular structure of Chlorine and make the pool water feel nicer and less sticky.
Enzymes are completely natural substances, meaning they are people-friendly whilst also being organic & environmentally friendly.
If over time your pool has never been treated with enzymes, waste products such as body oils, insects, hair and debris, can build up and internally clog the plumbing of your pool.
This issue can give rise to various other problems which include foaming, waterline rings, discoloured water, and a hard to maintain pool water chemistry.
The most advisable way to restore the natural chemistry of your pool water is to ‘purge’ your pool with an enzyme treatment, which will attack the root problem of most pool maintenance issues, is the contamination of waste in the pools plumbing.
Harsh Smell Is A Clear Sign That There Is Too Much Chlorine
After knowing how to fix the problem, the next question is “How do you know when it’s too much?”. Of course, you could always hop in and see if your skin burns but let’s be honest, touching water that you are unsure of is the last thing you should do.
A clear indicator of your pool having too much chlorine causing concentration is just to take a big breath in and see if you can smell the chlorine. What you should aim for is that you can’t smell any chlorine, more than this means it’s too much.
Using Hydrogen Peroxide Alongside Chlorine
What's hydrogen peroxide? Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical commonly used as a weak disinfectant but also can be found inside the body. Although the body also produces this uncommonly known swimming pool chemical that doesn’t mean it can’t also act as a substitute for an oxidizer. Chlorine is the natural go-to oxidizer that reduces bacteria and algae so knowing that hydrogen peroxide is actually stronger than chlorine might surprise you.
Hydrogen peroxide can be easily swapped out for chlorine and more specifically won’t be as harsh on your body. You can use chlorine and hydrogen peroxide together or choose to only use peroxide. How to use it can easily be found online so give it a look at and see if you are in a perfect position to make a switch.
Get Rid Of All Chemicals And Consider A Natural Pool
The best way to reduce a harsh chemical is to attack it where it can’t fight back, before it's even added. No matter how strong swimming pool chemicals are if they aren’t even introduced originally then you can't run the risk of adding too much. Have you ever wondered why when swimming in natural pools you don’t run the risk of infection? Take a note from mother nature.
Converting to a natural pool won’t just be dropping some plants into the water but it isn’t that difficult. Plant roots are perfect for filtering chemicals and bacteria meaning they are an all-natural alternative. You can make some pockets connected to the pool but not inside the swimming area where the water can flow through and be filtered by plants and gravel. Although this sounds like a lot of effort it lets you remove the use of chlorine and gives you the opportunity to make a beautiful aesthetic natural swimming pool.
For more information on how to professionally keep your pool clean and healthy – contact me today to organise a free onsite quote – where I will personally visit your site. Contact me directly on 0412 839 152.