When you own a swimming pool, you always have to check the chemical composition weekly to ensure the water is habitable. When reviewing its chemical composition, you test for calcium hardness, total chlorine, and pH level.
Checking the pool weekly can help prevent problems that lead to discoloration from algae or metals. But if you don’t review these chemicals, your pool can be affected by these metals or algae such as iron turning the water brown or greenish or copper, causing the water to become green in color the same as algae while manganese would cause the walls to have black stains. If these stains occur, they can be eradicated by a pool sequestrant.
Why make use of sequestrant for pool water?
A sequestrant for pool water is a chemical that binds liquefied metal salts in a pool. It can be added to your cleaning solution to;
- To stop hardness ions such as calcium or magnesium from precipitating and
- To break down the scale on the surface of the pool
While acids can break down scales on its own, neutral cleaning agents and alkaline need sequestrant material to provide hardness of ion and to clean the pool. Stoichiometric sequestrants or sequestrant molecules bound the models that ensure the hardness of ion.
While other sequestrants are threshold cleaners. They are made of molecules that prevent the growth of scales crystals in solutions so that few sequestrant molecules can stabilize a large number of scale creating ions.
Sequestrant for pool water
To add a sequestrant to your pool, you’ll need to carry out some test which would require the following tools
- Pool test kit
- Muriatic acid
- Pool shock
- Sodium carbonate
Follow these steps to add the sequestrant to your pool
- Start by testing your pool to see if it’s unbalanced
- Drain the pool of its water till you’re able to stand comfortably in the pool
- Begin to scrub the walls and pool bottom with a brush to rid the pool of metal particles or stains
- Add the metal sequestrant to your pool with the instructions off the label
- Put on your filter for 48 hours so it can rid the pool water of metal
- During this process, remove and clean your filter at least four or more times to rid it of the removed metal
- Add chlorine to your pool to shock the pool
- Run your filter for another 24 hours then
- Test the water’s pH and if it’s not up to the limit adjust with sodium carbonate to increase the pH level and if it gets too high reduce with muriatic acid.
- While ridding the pool of its metal properties, also remember to check its equipment like the pipes and heaters as these metals can cause this equipment to corrode. Replace any corroded one
Sequestrants are the perfect product to mix with your cleaning agents to rid your pool of its metal properties. Use the above steps to rid your pool of whatever metal disturbing your use.