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 such pools, chlorine is present in at least 7 different chemical forms, only one of which is a good sanitizer. The remainder are mostly chlorine by-products.

Pool test kits usually measure the so-called “available chlorine” and “combined chlorine” as approximations to these groupings.  Unfortunately, these kits can be inaccurate or unhelpful and do not measure the thing that matters the most- the effectiveness of chlorine. This is conventionally measured by Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) which is regarded as a ‘gold standard’ and a direct measure of the ability of the chlorine in the pool to kill bacteria.  If ORP is at an acceptable level, then the pool is correctly sanitized and safe. Unfortunately, ORP is an exponential curve and is technically difficult to measure accurately and reliably in the challenging environment of a swimming pool.  This is why Pooled Energy uses a specially developed, custom sensor to make an accurate measurement of sanitiser levels in addition to the ORP.  This unique and advanced technology gives more accurate measurement and more accurate control.  This means that a pool can be reliably sanitised with a lower level of sanitiser.  This is both more comfortable on the skin, eyes (and equipment) and less costly.

Sanitiser levels can vary significantly during a day under the action of swimmers and sunlight and depends on the pH balance in conventional chemistry pools.  Strong sunlight burns chlorine out of the water entirely, losing half, in as little as 35 minutes in a pool without stabilizer.  That is why you need an electronic system to sense the sanitiser and a computer based system to adjust it based on its effectiveness and not just on its absolute level.

Pooled Energy’s Advanced Water Chemistry, sensors and computer control combine to keep your water in great condition and minimise fluctuations in sanitiser level.


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