Unveiling the Hidden Threat: The Importance of Tackling Combined Chlorine in Your Pool

Combined Chlorine

Picture this: a refreshing dip in your pool on a sunny San Jose day, only to find your eyes stinging and your skin irritated. The culprit? Combined chlorine, an often overlooked but significant factor in pool water quality. At Low Buck Pools, we understand the importance of addressing combined chlorine to ensure a crystal-clear and enjoyable swimming experience for our clients.

Understanding Combined Chlorine

Combined chlorine, also known as Monochloramine, Dichloramine, Trichloramine, and Organic Chloramine, is a byproduct of the reaction between chlorine and nitrogen, ammonia, or urea. This chemical reaction, while essential for sanitizing the pool, can lead to unpleasant side effects for swimmers. The infamous “chlorine smell,” burning eyes, and irritated skin are all signs that combined chlorine levels may be on the rise.

The Consequences of Neglect

The consequences of neglecting combined chlorine levels extend beyond discomfort. Trichloramine, in particular, is notorious for off-gassing and lingering around the pool’s surface. This not only causes the familiar “chlorine smell” but can also lead to severe respiratory issues. Prolonged exposure may result in permanent lung damage, making it crucial to address the issue promptly.

Low Buck Pools’ Approach

At Low Buck Pools, we prioritize the well-being of our clients by tackling the root causes of combined chlorine issues. Our experienced staff employs various treatments to ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming environment.

  1. Identification and Elimination of Root Causes: Our team conducts a thorough analysis to identify the factors contributing to combined chlorine levels. Whether it’s excessive organic matter, inadequate filtration, or improper chemical balance, we work diligently to eliminate the root causes.
  2. Breakpoint Chlorination: One of the effective methods we employ is breakpoint chlorination. This process involves raising free chlorine levels ten times higher than the combined chlorine level and then neutralizing the excess chlorine. This ensures that the pool water is effectively sanitized, eliminating the discomfort associated with chloramines.
  3. Enzyme Treatment: While enzymes may not directly eliminate chloramines, our enzyme treatments work to simplify the compounds present in the water. This, in turn, reduces the amount of chlorine required to neutralize the chloramines, making the treatment process more efficient.

Don’t let combined chlorine spoil your pool experience. At Low Buck Pools, we recognize the importance of maintaining optimal water quality for the well-being of our clients.

Our comprehensive approach to addressing combined chlorine ensures that your pool remains a source of relaxation and enjoyment. Say goodbye to irritated eyes and skin – trust Low Buck Pools to keep your pool water crystal clear and inviting.

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