Adjusting Your Stabilizer - Chlorine
Most people know that chlorine smell when they are at the pool. It’s everywhere, and sticks to your clothes and hair long after you’ve dried up. Why do we need this chlorine in the first place? Put simply, chlorine is the most effective chemical around to kill the bacteria, viruses, and other dangerous micro-organisms in your swimming pool. This chemical is used so that the pool is a safer, cleaner place to swim in than the local pond. As useful as chlorine is, it is important to adjust the levels of chlorine present in your pool. Too much or too little can have negative – sometimes dangerous – side effects on the health of the pool and the swimmers.
At Blue Chip Pool Service, we provide adjustments to your pool’s chlorine levels using stabilizers. A stabilizer is a liquid used to control how much chlorine is present in the pool water, the most common being cynauric acid. Chlorine levels tend to drop as time goes by. How much they drop is dependent on how much water the pool holds, and how often the pool is exposed to sunlight. As a general rule of thumb, more sunlight exposure means more chlorine loss. Our time in the pool cleaning industry has given us the experience necessary to determine how often stabilizer should be used for your pool, and how much is enough, so you don’t have a hazardous amount of chlorine present in the water.