In a swimming pool most people tend to believe that when they smell
chlorine that there is way too much chlorine in there pool. Therefore
they do not add it.
Chlorine in its natural form is a gas. And chlorine does gas off your
pool. So you can't smell chlorine while its in the water but you can
smell it while it's in the air as a gas. Hence the chlorine is not in
Bottom Line: When You smell chlorine, it means there is little or no
chlorine left in your pool.
There is something called good chlorine and bad chlorine. If you ever
get your pool tested, good chlorine is what we call free chlorine and
bad chlorine is combined or total chlorine. The bad chlorine also
called chlormines create a gas which is where the odor comes from. So
it comes from bad chlorine.
You can always smell chlorine when you go to a water park or a public
pool so be careful.
To get rid of the chlorine order you can either shock the pool and gas
off all the chlorine or just add more chlorine to super chlorinate.
This is a mix of error, misunderstanding, and ignorance. Stuff you've
heard, which is largely wrong.
No, chloramines. Chlorine-ammonia compounds, most of which *don't* smell.
They're purposely added to your tap water.
What you think is the "good chlorine" smell of a clean pool is ozone and
hydrogen chloride, not chlorine. Chlorine itself doesn't smell good, ever.
Man, do you work in the pool industry? If not, you should. I've never
seen so much googling and wikipeding just to try and prove someone
wrong. Maybe i should write wikipedia and google explanations so that
when they do thier searching i'll always be right. Again People,
Everyone has a different way of taking care of your pool. Infact go to
www.poolpeopleusa.com and see what they say, they are a nationally
recognized pool information website by the APSP (The Association of
Pool And Spa Professionals) Which my company and every company i have
worked for is a part of. I really don't know why im arguing my case to
the same guys on this group, but it's fun.
Well on my end I was suggesting *you* google breakpoint chlorination,
as the information you've communicated previously, "Breakpoint
oxidation occurs when chlorine reaches 10ppm over the normal reading of
3ppm. That equals 13ppm", is simply incorrect. It is wrong. It was for
*your* own knowledge.
People may have different ways of taking care of their pools, agreed,
but it remains that there is only _one_ chemistry, one set of rules.
When they say "Increase your pH to the proper level before shocking
your pool" on their 'pool opening kits', they're ignoring basic
chemistry. When you're being sold clarifier because your water, at a
pH of 8.0 and alk at 320, is cloudy, you're being screwed.
Hence the 'pool industry', and the pool stores, are certainly not
reliable sources of correct and objective information. The industry is
pushing trichlor (look, 90% available chlorine!) down the necks of
consumers knowing the stuff is crap. And it is. They'll repackage
copper sulfate and call it Miracle Algae Eliminator. The latest craze
now is 'phosphates', too much phosphates and you need to add Phosphate
Pool chemistry is not rocket science, there's a lot of misinformation
and bad advice out there. Nope I don't work for the industry at all but
as a CPWT I want to give correct and objective information to my
customers. I'm not tied to, or push any brand or manufacturer (as are
_so_ many). I sell no-name sodium bisulfate by the gram ($0.23 Canadian
will get you 200 grams) and give you the msds everytime. No bullshit
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