In pools, four main types—green, yellow, blue-green, and black—are typically identified as unwanted invaders. Since these species are omnipresent, especially in the outdoor environment, keeping them out of the pool is nearly impossible.
The Delta Hotel in downtown St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, was recently forced to evacuate its guests due to a chlorine gas leak at the hotel’s pool. Following their removal, six people were taken to the hospital.
There are many chemicals involved in creating a clean and safe pool, and they can be broken down into four main categories: sanitizers, oxidizers, algaecides, and ancillary chemicals. Each plays a different role in the “Three Ps” of pool care.
Why is it important to routinely test pool water? The answer is simple: the state of water in a pool can be unpredictable and chaotic when it is not properly managed. The water itself is an unruly element. This liquid comes with a whole list of demands from the very day the tap is turned on.
Investigation revealed an accidental mix-up of muriatic acid and chlorine in a pool’s piping to be the reason for the Oct. 7, 2022, incident where seven children were hospitalized post swimming in a pool at YMCA Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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