Have you ever smelled chlorine which is significantly stronger the normal when you are in a swimming pool? If you think you put too much chlorine into your pool, you are wrong, it’s actually contrary. What seems like your overly-sanitizing your pool is actually an indication that not enough chlorine is in the pool. That your pool doesn’t have enough chlorine makes it not secure to dive in and enjoy. Where does that strong smell come from and how can you get rid of it to make your pool safe again?
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What is That Smell?
You may not believe it, but that strong chlorine smell is caused by a setup of chemical compunds called chloramines, not by an overabundance of chlorine. Chloramines are made when you treat your pool improperly. There are 2 ingredients of chloramines : chlorine disinfectants and irine, oils and swaet from the bodies of swimmers. Chlorine is relevant in sanitizing pools and prevent earaches, athlete’s foot and diarrhea for swimmers. If swimmer take a bath before going swimming, the pool smell can be decreased.
Having swimmers shower before swimming can decrease the potency of the strong smell, but the germs from swimmers’ bodies will still end up in the water. To fully eliminate the unpleasant smell, the use of additional chemicals are needed
How You Can Knock Out That Disturbing Smell?
Adding too much chloramines says that yor ppol’s pH level is imbalanced and need to be adjusted. You can fix your pool and remove that smell.
First, you can use chlorine to shock your pool. You need a ton of chlorine to reach “break pint chlorination”. This process is related to chemistry. The added chlorine amount should connect the nitrogen, chlorine and ammonia molecules together in order to release the chlorine molecules. Than the free chlorine molecules starts to break each other up growing up the concentration of chlorine in the pool. If you add not enough chlorine, the smell which gets worse will be the sign for you to add more. If the pH level is out of a small limit, usually between 7.2 and 7.4, this won’t work. You have to know the information of your pool such as the size, how much water it can hold and the type of shock you should use.
Second, shock your pool using a non-chlorine based product. You can add it to your pool the same way as you add chlorine in the first method above. And you also have to calculate to decide how much non-chlorine product to put into your pool.
After successfully getting rid of the chlorine smell and remove the chloramines, add some additional disinfecting products to the pool for your pool to be maintained and cleaned.
As a pool owner, taking care and maintaining your pool is your must-do-list. If you have any questions, please leave your comment here and we are available to help you solve your problems. And we own a variety of pool products which can help you, so please contact us immediately. Hope you can enjoy your life with your family and friends during those hot summer days.