Sanitisers are a key ingredient of basic pool maintenance.

Bacteria grows in any untreated body of water, posing a serious health risk. Sanitising pool water treats bacteria caused by a wide variety of sources such as rain, dust, insects and birds. Sanitiser levels need to be maintained to keep bacteria at bay and aid in controlling algae. Chlorine is the most common sanitiser and comes in various forms to suit the needs of different pools and equipment, as well as bather load and climate.

An adequate level of residual sanitiser will deter any unwanted contaminants without affecting the quality of the water. Regular testing and chlorine top-ups will help you maintain the desired residual level of 1.0 to 3.0ppm (parts per million).

Whatever form of chlorination you use, for it to work efficiently, the pH must be maintained within the recommended range.

Free Available Chlorine can be tested with a test kit or by taking a water sample to be tested at your local SPASA pool    shop or by a Pool and Spa Service Technician.

Note: After start-up, refer to the manufacturer’s documents provided with the pool sanitisation system for information on operation and maintenance of your swimming pool/spa.

Types of sanitisers

Alternative sanitisers

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