You have chosen a product from the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN range and your pool is beautiful, but now, having filled it up, it is time to deal with water treatment. When the water is perfectly treated, not only does it look good, but it is also healthy and safe. So, what do you have to do?
First, obviously, the installation and correct sizing of all the parts is very important. In an efficient installation, all the pool water circulates in very little time, a maximum of 5 hours. If this is not the case, we suggest making the relevant changes. But meeting this requirement does not guarantee that the water is perfect, both aesthetically and bacteriologically, it is also necessary to periodically check the pH value and use water from the aqueduct to fill it up.
It is essential to carry out constant and necessary treatment to avoid the formation of bacteria, microorganisms and algae that could lead to having to treat the water with massive amounts of expensive chemical products. The ideal pH value is more or less 7. If it is lower, it means the water is too acidic and can corrode the metal parts and look for basic elements to regulate itself. If the value is higher, the water is called basic and offers ideal conditions for developing algae, microorganisms and chalky formations. It will also look murky and not transparent. If the pH value is too high we have basic water and to recover it we use pH Minus, an acidic product; however, to make the water less acidic, a basic product is used called pH Plus. For normal water treatment Trichloroisocyanuric acid is used, generally in tablets, free chlorine must have a value between 0.6 and 1.5 ppm. The acid tablets are placed in the Skimmer or in friction dissolving devices. With an electrolysis system, we recommend an automatic method with probes, less maintenance needs and more time for you.
One of the natural properties of chlorine is to dissolve: it tends to oxidize converting the organic substances in the water into chlorides which the ultraviolet rays of the sun destroy. To limit the reaction caused by the UV, cyanuric acid is added that, as well as protecting the chlorine from the ultraviolet rays, it captures the excess chlorine to later release it little by little when necessary.