IntroductionSwimming pools are used for many various activities from swimming laps, to learning how to swim. Swimming is a pastime that nearly everyone enjoys whether it is in the hot Summer sun or at your local indoor pool during the Winter months. A pool can be used for water aerobic classes or swim classes to teach kids or even adults how to swim. But without a pool none of that would be possible. but you can not just fill up a hole with water and call it a pool because there will be too much risk for disease, scum and pathogens. The most common chemicals used to help keep a pool clean are Bromine, Salt, and Chlorine. The pool chemistry has to be checked to make sure there is a safe amount of chemicals in a pool, a safe chlorine level ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 with a pH of 7-8.Composition of ...
Main Chemicals, Compounds, Components
Pools have filtration system that filter out the solid pieces but they need chemicals, that are checked often to keep the sanitary of the pool up. Many pools use HClO to clean the pool because it “burns up” the interior of bacterium.
pH also plays a large part in keeping a pool sanitary.
an acceptable pH ranges from 7.2-7.8, at which HClO and ClO- are present in approximately equal concentrations.
If the pH drops to low the concentration of HClO rises and high concentrations of HClO can lead to the formation of Chloramines.
To raise the pH by adding Sodium Carbonate
The Chemistry of Swimming Pools: Chemical composition of the components
Kills pollutants, microorganisms, and protects hygiene using Hypochlorous acid (HClO) and Hypochlorite Ion (OCl-)
Made with Fiberglass, concrete, or metal, containing a thick blend of special grade sand
Used mostly for salt water pools which takes salt (NaCl) to make chlorine, before a salt water chlorinator can work, the pool must already have a salt concentration of 3,000 ppm (Parts for million)
If a pool does not have any cleaning agent (Chlorine, Bromine, or Salt) the pool will become muggy and the water sanity and clarity will be unfit for people to be in, that’s why pools are tested so often and are shut down if they are not up to the standards.
- All pool functions are located around the pump so the main filtration unit is away from the pool to keep the electrical system dry but there are pool skimmers placed around pools to keep the filtering of water consistent throughout the entire pool and not just one area.
The Chlorinator and the Filter are man made materials essential to have a pool capable of swimming in. They have to made in specific ways to be efficient and working.
The Final product is man made product, you can not go out and find just any hole and fill it with water and call it a pool. There are too many bits and pieces to making and maintaining a pool.
Information on chlorine and how it works in the water to disinfect.
Information on chemicals and their reactions.
Chemical reactions in a swimming pool.
Components of swimming pools.
parts/composition of Components
About the Author
Sam has been involved in swimming throughout high school and has been a part of the state team since freshman year. He took interest in the sport of swimming after having two shoulder injuries that made him lose interest in contact sports. He has always been involved in out of school activities as well including participating in YSA soccer in the spring for a little fun and has been working since he was fourteen. He currently works at Great Harvest bakery. Working has taught him a lot about earning and saving money. He is not quite sure what he wants to do in life but plans on going to college after high school.