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Swimming Pool Chemicals Test Kits

swimming pool chemicals test kits
chemical buildup in pool?

So this afternoon I was swimming at my health club when the guy came in to test the water. He scooped some up in a container, did the test, and then poured it down the drain. Then he went and used the same container to test from the hot tub without rinsing it first.

I told him that it’s probably toxic and he should rinse it first. I’ve never had my own pool before, but I have aquariums, and the testing kits for that certainly aren’t inert. His response was “if it was toxic I’d be required to wear gloves”

After he left, I went and looked in the maintenance book, which is available for anyone to look in, and what he tested for was PH and BR.

My question is, what chemicals are used to test for those things? How toxic are they? And do they build up in the body?

I’m pretty peeved, because this is a swimming pool after all, and people are bound to get water in their eyes, nose and mouth.

i’m not sure about BR. PH is a measure of the acidity of a substance. The scale goes from 1-14 (or thereabouts) a PH of 7 is neutral, which means it isn’t acidic.
Anything below 7 is acidic and the smaller the number the more acidic it is. anything above 7 is basic and higher number… more basic.

Open a Pool – Proper Chemical Balancing

Swimming Pool Chemicals Blue

swimming pool chemicals blue
Swimming Pool Question?

I am a new pool owner this summer. Here is how I have been taking care of my pool and then I have one question maybe someone can help me with. Once a week on Sunday night I super shock the pool, add algaecide and clearifier. The next morning after doing chemicals, we vacume the pool since the chemicals gather the small particals to the floor. Everyday I test the water and most of the time the PH is perfect and I don’t have to do anything. But when it is off when I test it with the test strip, I add the PH plus that evening. I have never had any signs of algae or cloudyness. Its blue, clear and sparkly! But heres the thing…when I test the water everyday, the Free Chlorine (FC)/Bromine is always the color that shows 0/0. And its suppose to be pink which shows 1/2 to 2/4 that is in the ideal range. Im not sure why it never registers that I have any Chlorine (FC). Like I said we don’t have ANY pool problems so should I add something or just leave it alone!!?? Thanks!

You probably don’t neet to use algaecide and clarifier so often, I only use them once a year at opening, and use chlorine and soda ash (to raise pH) the rest of the season.

What are you shocking the water with? If you are using Bromine, you will have no free chlorine. You might need a different test kit. But if you are using chlorine, maybe it none of it is free, all of it is bound? If your water is clear and you are not growing algae, maybe it’s not a problem.

Your pool store may offer free water evaluation if you take them a water sample. It might bne interesting to see what they say.

5 Keys to Pool Care – 5. Pool Water Chemistry, ParPools.com

Swimming Pool Chemicals Hot Tub

swimming pool chemicals hot tub
why is it …..?

why is it that pregnant women can sit in their bath hot, steamy, but they can not go to a Spa? And when it cuz of chemicals, why they can swim in a pool? my dr. says I can take really hot baths, but can not go in a spa. my bathtub is hotter than most spas.

You're a doctor is not very intelligent … You should not be in a very hot bath. The warmth of the water can cause increased body temperature in a manner which can be hazardous to your baby.

Winterize a Pool – Chemicals and Antifreeze