Calcium Hypochlorite or more commonly known as chlorine is required to clean swimming pools. But why do we need this? If a swimming pool is left untreated with chlorine, germs will spread. Germs that cause different diseases! This happens when a person with a cold, cough, or any type of disease swims in a pool with no regular maintenance. The other reason to need chlorine is to prevent algae growth. Algae makes the linings of the pool or the water itself turn greenish brown. Nobody want this as algae can carry diseases and (in severe cases) could make your pool into a feeding ground for insects and animals.
A swimming pool filter cleans the pool by blocking debris, such as leaves, hair, fabrics, almost anything visible to the eye. However, what happens when the filter gets clogged? When the filter elements get clogged, the filter elements experiences great pressure and could cause non-repairable damages. Diatomaceous Earth Powder is used as a filter aid in swimming pool filters. It helps prevent clogging.
When too much chlorine is added to the pool, our skin and eyes may become irritated. This is why sometimes, our eyes turn red and itchy when we swim, especially when we open our eyes underwater. A swimming pool needs to be maintained at a pH level of 7.2 to 7.8, but when chlorine is added the pH increases over the suggested pH level. To counter this, Muriatic Acid is added to reduce the pH of the pool. However, due to Philippine Laws, Muriatic Acid is regulated by the PDEA, and we (Highchem Trading and the customer) would need to secure a permit in order to buy and sell Muriatic Acid. But there is a better replacement for Muriatic Acid, Dry Acid. It does not require a PDEA permit, and it is much safer than Muriatic Acid.
Algaecide kills and prevents algae growth. Though chlorine already serves the same purpose, algaecides reduce the amount of Calcium Hypochlorite to be be used in the swimming pool, which also results in the reduced amount of Dry Acid to be used.
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