The Jandy AquaPure Ei chlorine generator allows you to convert your ordinary swimming pool into a saltwater oasis! Here’s some information about pool water chemistry that you need to know before installing the AquaPure Ei.
- Chlorine Stabilizer: Also known as cyanuric acid, chlorine stabilizer is needed to maintain proper levels of chlorine. Most non-stabilized pool chlorine is destroyed by UV radiation from the sun within two hours. Chlorine stabilizer should be maintained between 30-50 ppm (parts per million) when using the AquaPure Ei. It is not necessary to add chlorine stabilizer to indoor swimming pools.
- Nitrates: Nitrates can cause extremely high pool chlorine demand and will deplete chlorine from your swimming pool. In some cases, nitrates may even lower your pool chlorine levels to zero. Use pool test strips to test for nitrates and ensure that nitrates are not present in your pool.
- Metals: Some metals can cause loss of chlorine and stain your pool. If you have high levels of metals in your pool, call 888-718-7946 to speak to a Pool Care Expert about methods of removal.
- Chloramines: When organic materials combine with free chlorine, chloramines are formed. Chloramines should not be present in pool water; they keep pool chlorine from disinfecting, cloud pool water, and burn swimmers’ eyes. Use pool shock to remove chloramines at the initial start-up of the pool.
- Super Chlorination: Super chlorination burns out the organic material that has combined with pool chlorine, which frees the chlorine for sanitizing. Super chlorination is accomplished by raising the pool chlorine level quickly and dramatically. To super-chlorinate the pool using the AquaPure Ei chlorine generator, set the chlorine production to 100% and then set the pool pump and the cell to run for 24 hours.
- Shocking: Also known as superoxidization, this is another means of eliminating the organic material that has combined with pool chlorine. This method involves the manual addition of pool chemicals to quickly raise the level of chlorine. When the pool chlorine level is quickly raised to 5-15 ppm, the pool water is said to have been shocked. Note: It is best to shock the pool with a pool shock treatment on initial start-up of the pool.
- Pool pH: The pH condition resulting from the operation of a salt water chlorination system such as the AquaPure Ei is close to neutral. However, other factors usually cause the pH of the pool water to rise. Therefore, pool pH in a pool chlorinated by a salt water system tends to stabilize at approximately 7.6. If pool pH rises above 7.6, use a pool water test to see if other factors such as high calcium hardness or total alkalinity are the cause and then balance accordingly. Caution: Never use dry acid to adjust pool pH in arid geographic areas with excessive evaporation and minimal dilution of pool water with fresh water. A buildup of byproducts can damage the electrolytic cell.
- Total Dissolved Solids: More commonly known as TDS. Adding salt to pool water will raise the TDS level. While this does not adversely affect pool water chemistry or clarity, you will need to keep in mind that salt has been added to the sanitizing system and subtract the salinity level to arrive at the correct TDS level when testing pool water for TDS.
- Sequestering Agents: Sequestering agents can be used to compensate for source water which may have unusually high calcium hardness. High calcium hardness can contribute to pool scale formation. Sequestering agents will help keep minerals in soltion and under some conditions can prevent pool scale. Call 888-718-7946 to speak to a Pool Care Expert about using a sequestering agent.
- New Pool Water: New pool water in a recently filled or newly refinished pool may contain undesirable matter that could interfere with the chlorine generator’s ability to sanitize properly. Make sure to test and properly balance pool water before turning on the AquaPure Ei.
Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 @ 2:23 pm
Categories: Eco-Friendly, Pool Chemicals.
Tags: aquapure ei, chlorine generator.
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