When thinking about treating pool water it is very common to think that just pouring the chemical into the water and leaving it for a few hours will do the trick. This is incorrect, the process requires a certain amount of time to prepare the chemical correctly through dosing for effective and safe cleaning.
The dosing of the chemical into the pool water will depend on the type of chemical being used and the characteristics of the pool.
The best way to get all the chemical poured into the pool water is through specific dosing devices, all depending on the format of the chemical: liquid, tablets, tablets and granules.
Steps for the correct dosing of the chemical
To correctly dose the chemical into the pool water, it is important to follow the steps below:
- Before adding any chemical, it is important that the pH of the water is within the recommended range. In general, the ideal pH of the pool should be between 7.2 and 7.6. If the pH is outside this range, adjust it before adding the chemical.
- Calculate the dosage: Once you have the current chlorine level, you need to calculate the amount of chemical you need to add to reach the desired level. The amount of chemical needed will depend on the size of the pool and the current chlorine level.
- Adding the chemical: Once you have calculated the amount of chemical needed, you must add the chemical to the pool. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and distribute the chemical evenly throughout the pool.
- Wait and check: After adding the chemical, it is important to wait a while to allow it to mix well in the water. After a few hours, you should check the pH level again to make sure it is within the recommended range.
It is important to remember that excess chemicals in the pool can be detrimental to the health of the people using the pool, so it is essential to dose the chemicals correctly.
In summary, dosing the right chemicals into the pool water is essential to keep the water clean and safe for use.