What is Chlorine?

  • Chlorine is the most common sanitizer used in swimming pools.

How is the level of Chlorine measured?

  • The chlorine level in pools is measured in PPM (Parts Per Million).

What is the correct chlorine level for my swimming pool?

  • The correct level for Chlorine in a swimming pool is between 1.0 ppm and 3.0 ppm.

What happens if my Chlorine level is too high?

  • A high Chlorine level will create an unsafe swimming environment as well as bleach clothing and damage plastic parts.

How do I lower my Chlorine level?

  • The safest way to lower a high Chlorine level is to let the sun burn it off naturally.

What happens if my Chlorine level is too low?

  • Low Chlorine will promote rapid bacteria growth in your pool water. This will cause an unsafe swimming environment as well as promote the growth of algae.

How do I raise my Chlorine level?

  • Simply add a Chlorine Based Shock Treatment to your pool. Be sure to add the recommended dosage.

How do I maintain my Chlorine level?

  • Simply add the recommended amount of Chlorine for your size pool.

When is the best time to add Chlorine?

  • Chlorine is most effective when added at night when the sun can not burn it off.

What types of Chlorine are available?

  • Chlorine is available in Granular, 1” Tablet, 3” Tablet, Slow release and Fast release forms.

Which form is the best to use?

  • This is a matter of personal preference. Choose the form you feel most comfortable working with.

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