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Tag Archives: Chlorine

Pool Shock: Why, When, and How To Use It?

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Pool shock is very commonly used among pool owners. Before we go into why, when, and how to use it, let’s first go over what shocking is. Shocking is the process of adding chemicals (most commonly chlorine), to your pool in order to quickly raise chlorine levels or to kill dangerous bacteria and algae build-up. […]

Pool Stabilizer and The Benefits of Using Stabilized Chlorine

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We all know that chemicals are added to pool water in order to keep them clean and maintained. Chlorine is the most known and obvious chemical used in pools. But, what many people don’t know is that if chlorine is not used with a pool stabilizer, you could be wasting money, time, and also risking […]

Chlorine Pool Shock: Why, When, and How?

recovering a green pool with shock chlorine

Shock chlorine, also known as rapid chlorine, restores optimal disinfection of your pool in a minimal amount of time. It will also be very useful at the opening of the season or when the pool turns green. Why Is It Called “Shock” Chlorine? In granular form, it has high chlorine content and high water solubility. […]

Pool Chemicals – Not All Are The Same

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Most people think all pool chemicals are the same and it does not matter where you buy them. This is one hundred percent NOT TRUE! Not all chemicals are the same. There is good quality and there is bad quality. A pool is an investment, it only makes sense to care for it properly. The […]

6 reasons not to use bleach in your pool !

L'eau de javel est un mauvais réflexe

6 reasons why you should avoid disinfecting your pool with bleach Bleach is very low in active chlorine concentration (between 2.5 and 5% active chlorine at most!). It will therefore require astronomical quantities of bleach to obtain the same disinfection results as with suitable chlorinated products (chlorine tabs, fast chlorine, etc…). Bleach has a very high pH (pH=12), which […]

6 scary superstitions about the maintenance of your pool

By Sebastien Beaumont, in charge of Operations and customer care by iopool.com 1. A cristal clean pool is ideal for swimming 🍎 Have you ever heard of Snow White’s poisoned apple? Just like a beautiful red apple, perfectly clear and clean water at first sight can hide many vices. A very acid water (low pH) or […]