Category: Chlorine

Pool Chlorine
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Swimming Pools, Chlorine and Toxins

One of the concerns I had as an above ground pool owner, is what does all that chlorine do to the folks swimming in the pool? Chlorine is great for fighting harmful bacteria and keeping the pool water clear, but what does it do to our bodies? Chlorine and Skin A strong concentration of chlorine […]

clean pool
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Is it Absolutely Necessary to Use Algaecide?

Hmm, I don’t know. If you have read a post or two on this blog you’ll know that my pool had brown, dirty, murky water with a colony of frogs living in it at one time. It’s now crystal clear and swimmable. It took a lot of work, diatomaceous earth, chlorine, shock, leaf scooping, vacuuming […]

Where Did My Pool’s Chlorine Go?
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Where Did My Pool’s Chlorine Go?

After doing all of the hard work in getting the pool clean, now I seem to have a situation with disappearing chlorine. Back when I used Baquacil, I don’t remember fooling around with the pools chemistry so much. I’d regularly added algaecide once a week, a bottle and a half of Baquacil every week or […]

The Importance of Proper Pool Water pH
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The Importance of Proper Pool Water pH

Having your pool at the proper pH helps prolong the chemical’s cleaning ability (among other things). A pH that’s too low allows your chemicals to quickly dissipate, and a pH too high prevents optimal sanitizing action. Since I’m currently struggling with high pH, I’ll share my tale of high pH woe.

Recovering from Green Cloudy Pool Water
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Recovering from Green Cloudy Pool Water

I’m so close to having a pool in swimable condition. Well, it would be if it weren’t for the annoying algae. I’ve got to say, it’s a nice looking green, but who wants to swim in green cloudy water?

Freddie the Chlorinating Frog
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Back to Discussing Pool Chemistry

Because finding the right recipe for clean pool water can be overwhelming (especially for someone new to the world of chlorine pool chemicals), I’ve decided to take it one step at a time.