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All questions in Water Chemistry

Superchlorination

Superchlorination or “Chlorine Shock” treatment is widely used in the pool industry to get rid of irritating chloramines that accumulate in the water from the action of chlorine on human […]

How is pH controlled in Pooled Energy pools?

One major advantage of Pooled Energy’s Advanced Water Chemistry is tat you normally do not have to. With Pooled Energy’s Advanced Water Chemistry, most pools naturally settle within the desired […]

What is pH?

pH is the acid/alkali balance in the water and is a logarithmic scale. pH 7 is neutral. pH 6 has 10 times more acid (literally hydrogen ions) in the water […]

What chemicals does Pooled Energy supply as part of the annual supply?

We supply the proprietary chemicals used for our Advanced Water Chemistry for a fee based on your actual usage.  These will typically be added to your pool by our staff […]

What really happens with the sanitizer (chlorine) levels throughout a typical day?

In Pooled Energy pools, the control system works to keep sanitiser levels within tight operational limits throughout the day. Contrast this with a conventional, manually operated chlorine pool.  In most […]

How can I Soften the Water?

Softening pool water is done by adding Magnesium Chloride.  This also reduces the build-up of Calcium on chlorinator plates. Pooled Energy often uses Magnesium Chloride as a minor additive to […]

What if I have a pool party and want extra filtration and chlorination?

You probably won’t need any.  Your new automatic system will manage the pool beautifully in most circumstances without intervention.   If you do want additional filtration and/or chlorination, just select […]

What chemicals should I add to a Pooled Energy pool?

Please DON’T EVER ADD ANY CHEMICALS OF ANY KIND TO THE POOL UNLESS WE ASK YOU DIRECTLY OR VIA THE POOL APP. This is an automatic system that needs to be […]

What do I do if I find faecal matter in the pool?

Please follow these steps to remove faecal matter from the pool and disinfect the water:- Close the pool to swimmers (include signage). Wear plumber’s disposable gloves. Use a leaf scoop/net […]

What does Pooled Energy monitor in the pool?

Pooled Energy monitors water chemistry parameters:- Salt level (to make sure the chlorinator is working correctly). Calcite Saturation Index (to protect the paint, pool surface and concrete shell of your […]

Fresh water Vs salt?

No problem! Pooled Energy also manages fresh water pools just as easily as saltwater, however, you may care to consider the following, especially as salt is usually more comfortable on […]

How is pH controlled in conventional swimming pools?

pH in conventional chemistry swimming pools is controlled by adding acid and alkali to the pool.  The amount of additive must be carefully calculated and test kits and ready reckoners […]

What should I do with my old chemicals after installation of your system?

Please dispose of any copper-base algaecide immediately and safely or ask our installation technician to remove them for you. Dispose of any old liquid chlorine down the sewer…it is not effective […]

Using other than chlorine to sanitise my pool?

Pooled Energy does not recommend non-chlorine based methods of disinfection for the following reasons:- Ozone does not maintain residual disinfection in the pool, that is, ozonators only work when they are […]

Acid Storage

You may need acid in a small number of pools with new, chemically active surfaces. This is used to control the pH in most conventional pools but pools using Pooled […]

What do I do if I get a patch of green growth in my pool?

Small patches of green or black algae are prone to form in shallow areas exposed to sunlight where pool sweeps do not reach, such as steps and areas of poor […]

Do I have to remove calcium deposits from the chlorinator as I do now?

If you have an old style chlorinator that is not self-cleaning, then, unfortunately yes, but not as often as before.  It will now be easier to do so. If you […]

Test Kits for Advanced Water Chemistry

You do not need any test kits beyond your Pool App.  That tests the water every 2 minutes and reports to you.  If he water is not good for swimming, […]

Why do I want Pooled Energy’s Advanced Water Chemistry?

Pooled Energy’s Advanced Water Chemistry has been developed to provide:- Healthier, clearer water, Superior water quality with fewer types and lower quantities of chemicals, Effective sanitation at lower sanitiser levels, […]

Do I have to test the water and add chemicals or salt myself

  You do NOT need to test the water. You do need to add chemicals and salt when we ask you, but only then.  Please do not add any chemicals […]

What if I have Asthma or am sensitive to chlorine?

Irritation, sensitivity and chlorine odour in conventional chlorine pools are usually not due to chlorine but to chloramines, which are  noxious compounds that are by-products of chlorine reacting with predominantly sweat and […]

How is pH controled in those few pools that need it despite Advanced Water Chemistry?

pH control may be needed in some pools, especially those with very active, alkaline surfaces, such as new Marblesheen, Quartzon surfaces and Pebblecrete surfaces. For these, Pooled Energy uses conventional automatic […]

What is Advanced Water Chemistry?

To understand Advanced Water Chemistry, you need to compare it with what is done in conventional pools. Conventional Pool Water Chemistry Conventional pool chemistry, as widely used in the Pool […]

Dead Animal in the Pool?

Please follow these steps to remove the dead animal from the pool and disinfect the water: Close the pool to swimmers (include signage). Wear plumber’s disposable gloves. Use a leaf […]