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Swimming Pool Products Direct

swimming pool products direct
Swimming pool disinfection?

I’m doing a research in college to find a method safer then chlorine to disinfect a swimming pool. Chlorine reacts with organic products to make chloramines while other popular methods found don`t seem as effective without the use of chlorine.

I have found some sites, such as azurwater.com, claiming that electroperoxydation does not use any chemical and there is no direct or indirect pollution involved. The concept is patented in France and could be applied to swimming pools as well as anytime you want to disinfect water. But I wonder if the titane electrode used is stable and the ions OH- and the hydrogen peroxyde (H2O2) produced, both helping for a lasting disinfection power, could have reverse effects on us, humans.

Explanations and sites are all welcome!

A few points:
-Chlorine is used for pools yes, but Bromine are also popular, and I see some lithium products being sold… you should look at an on line pool store to see what is currently available.
– The electro..what ever, is just another way to kill bacteria.. perhaps it could work, what is the amount of the H2O2 that will be created? when you add that to pool water (assume a 40,000 gallon pool) what is the concentration? is that enough to harm humans?… well if this machine constantly kicks out the H2o2 then the pool will (eventually) become a pool of Hydrogen Peroxide, and everyone will have blond hair.. so you will have to remove the peroxide somehow..(see if the french found a way to do that… they all seem to still have dark hair) you probably have to add another chemical, or change the water so often…

So how else could you remove bacteria from a pool? … Find out how you kill bacteria from other places, and see if you can apply that technology to pools… (extreme heat and UV come to mind)


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Pool Maintenance Tips

pool maintenance tips
thinking in getting an above ground swimming pool?

Hey everyone,

I live in the Salt Lake area and I just recently bought a house with a huge back yard. I always wanted a swimming pool ‘cos I enjoy water activities. My best option right now is to have an above ground 20’ round x 52″ high. due to space and money reasons. My question to everyone is if you ever had one what do you do for maintenance, do you emptied it before winter and re-fill back on spring? Anyway any tips that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

For maintenance, have a chlorinator installed in the lines or buy a floating chlorine dispenser and have pucks going in it all the time. Shock with a liquid chlorine shock once a week. Buy test strips to monitor the pH and alkalinity levels regularly. Buy a hand vacuum that attaches to the skimmer with a hose so that you can vacuum up debris in the bottom of it. Buy a handheld leaf skimmer to skim leaves and debris off the top of the water.

Do not fully empty it in the winter. Just empty it below the jets. There are other winterizing procedures too, such as putting expandable plugs in the lines and adding line antifreeze and algaecide. You will also need a winter pool cover.

Repair & Maintenance Tips for the Hayward Pool Vac Ultra : Remove Medium Turbines on Pool Vac Ultra