Chlorine became popular for pool use in the 1920s. A form of calcium hypochlorite containing 70 per cent available chlorine, and known as high-test hypochlorite (HTH), became available in 1923. This form of chlorine became very popular as a bleaching agent, as well as a sanitizer for pool water, and production increased rapidly.
Every aquatic facility operator wants an environment that is not only healthy for patrons and staff, but also enjoyable for spectators. Accomplishing this requires a lot of work to maintain the water chemistry and air quality.
As the director of operations for Twilight Hot Tubs and Home Leisure Centre in British Columbia’s capital city of Victoria, Darrell Gazloff has heard a plethora of customer complaints regarding hot tub water care.
Proper maintenance of your pool and/or hot tub will ensure its long-term enjoyment, and chemicals play an important role in this regime. This article will detail the chemical products available for pools and hot tubs, as well as discuss when and why they are used.