Water Chemistry

Adding Chemicals
In general, chlorine and other chemicals should be added directly to the pool water with the filter running. When  handling  and  administering  pool  chemicals,  read  the instructions  carefully  and  follow  the  manufacturer’s directions. 
 
WARNINGS   
 
ALWAYS  add  chemicals  to  water,    NOT  water  to  chemicals    
NEVER  mix  chemicals  –  add  them  to  the  pool  separately.    
 
NEVER  add  chlorine  products  in  your  skimmer.  
 
Stabilizer – Chemically,  a  stabilizer  (also  called  conditioner)  is  Cyan  Uric  acid.  It  slows  down  the  degradation  of  chlorine  in  the  water  by  sunlight.  Too  much  does  not  slow  down  chlorine  activity  or  effectiveness.  Adding  stabilizer  will  also  prevent  “chlorine  burn  off”  which  is  the  deterioration  of  chlorine  from  extreme  heat.  Minimum  level  is  10  ppm.  The  ideal  level  of  stabilizer  is  25  ppm.  
 
pH Importance – A  low  pH  indicates  acidic  water  and  a  high  pH  indicates  alkaline  (basic)  water.  pH  should  always  be  adjusted  to  the  proper  range  before  the  addition  of  chlorine  or  other  chemicals  otherwise  it  will  seriously  affect  their  performance.  

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