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Which chemical is used to keep swimming pools clean?

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2011-09-13 12:25:40

chlorine that's what you can smell at swimming pools too

New ans: If you can smell chlorine at an outdoor pool means that

the pool does not have enough chlorine in it to sanitize the water.

More needs to be added to meet minimum standards set by local and

regional codes. It also means that the people responsible for

maintenance are not doing their jobs correctly. It also means that

you could be more suseptable to a desease or infection of some


- chlorine and bromine for desinfection (characteristic


- algaecide - kills algae

- water balance chemicals - to adjust acidity and alkalinity and

remove water minerals

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