Information on Swimming Pool Chemicals~What chemicals to use on a Swimming Pool~Spa Chemicals~Swimming Pool Chemicals~Chlorine~Bromine~Acid
 
James White Pools & Spas
Online Store
Email Us
James White Pools & Spas Hot Tubs - Spas - Jacuzzis Swimming Pools - Outdoor Pools - Indoor Pools Saunas - Steam Rooms Access & Security - Automatic Gates - Automatic Garage Doors
  About Us Downloads Testimonials FAQ's Contact Us Site Map  
 
  Swimming Pools » Chemical Information
Print this page
 
 
 
 Swimming Pools
  Indoor Pools
  Outdoor Pools
  DIY Pools
  Commercial Pools
  Planning your Pool
  Technical Guide
  Pool Renovation
  Pool Service Contracts
  Pool Enclosures
  Around the Pool Finishes
  Pool Covers
  Pool Heating
  Chemical Information
  Auto Dosing


View our gallery



 
Outdoor Pools


Cynuric Acid too high, Total Alkalinity too low, chlorine stings the children’s eyes!

What does it all mean and will it effect me anyway? This section is dedicated to giving you the answers you need.


Each chemical has something different to offer so be sure you are getting the most from your chemicals. If you would like some advice please feel free to contact us and remember just because the water appears clear this doesn’t always indicate all is well.

To purchase chemicals for your swimming pool or hot tub proceed HERE to our sales site

Options available:
» Chlorine’s » Clarifier’s
» Blue Crystals » Bromine
» Water Balance » Algaecides
Pool Chemicals

Chlorine’s
BUY STABILISED CHLORINE GRANULES
This form of chlorine is ideal for adding when required say after weekends or other heavy use. Suitable for spas and pools pH value 9. Available in 1kg - 5kg - 25kg containers.
(Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate 65%)

BUY STABILISED CHLORINE TABLETS
Otherwise known as slow dissolving tablets, ideal for pools to maintain a constant level of chlorine. Works very well as a combination with stabilised chlorine granules. pH value 5. Available in 2kg - 5kg - 500gram containers.
(Sodium Trichloroisocyanurate 95%)

BUY NON-STABILISED CHLORINE GRANULES
Ideal for shock dosing as the chlorine very rapidly dissipates. Suitable for both pools and spas. pH value 12. Available in 1kg - 5kg - 500gram containers.
(Calcium Chloride 65%)

NON-STABILISED LIQUID CHLORINE
This product is ideal for shock dosing both domestic and commercial installations. It is also suitable for maintenance dosing on commercial pools where cyanuric acid could be a major problem. pH value 12. Available in 20 Ltr drums.
(Sodium Hypochlorite 11%)

Contact us for more information.


Blue Crystals
BUY THE BLUE CRSYTAL SYSTEM
Blue Crystal is advanced method of biocidal control made up of two parts:-
Blue Crystal Alpha and Blue Crystal Omega which together provide protection against both algae and bacteria - all year round.
This unique method requires minimum maintenance offering greater flexibility than other systems. Pool water treated with Blue Crystal is hygienic, clear, odourless and tasteless.
Used with a 'shock dose' treatment of your choice Blue Crystal provides an excellent alternative to Chlorine.

Why choose Blue Crystal?
» Hygiene without Chlorine means no stinging eyes, skin irritation, taste or smell
» Products are non-hazardous, safe and easy to use
» Avoids the necessity for daily checks and dosing
» Reduces pH dependency and also other chemical usage
» Compatible with virtually all other pool additives

Contact us for more information.

Back to top


Water Balance
BUY pH MINUS OR DRY ACID
A granular form of acid used to reduce the pH level. Chlorine is only 30% effective with a pH of over 7.8 at 7.4 the chlorine is 50% effective. If your pool or spa has scale or a rough feel on the shell finish the chances are your pool is not balanced properly.
Available in 1.5-7-25 kg containers.
(Sodium Bisulphate)

BUY pH PLUS OR ALKALI
This chemical is used to increase the pH level. Depending on the area you live most pools and spas only use this chemical in the spring and after heavy rainfalls.
Available in 1-5-25 kg containers.
(Soda Ash)

BUY ALKALINITY INCREASER
Looking after the total alkalinity (TA) will help maintain a constant pH level. Allow the TA to drop to low and the pH will become erratic shifting up and down on a daily basis. However keep the TA level too high and the pH will constantly drift up and then will require more pH minus to lower the level. Available in 2kg and 5kg containers.
(Sodium Bicarbonate)

ALKALINITY REDUCER
Allow the alkalinity to become very high on a mosaic or marblite shell and the chances are you will have green scale appear in small areas, which will progressively spread. Available in 5-25 Ltr containers.
(Hydrochloric Acid 10%)

Contact us for more information.


Clarifier’s
BUY POOL BRIGHT AND CLEAR
By bonding the tiny particles together the filter is now able to remove oils, dirt and others particles from the water. Dose weekly to prevent occurrences of the same problem.
1 Ltr treats 88,000 gallons.

BUY JOLLY GEL
A new type of polymeric clarifier. The pack contains four gelatinous blocks, one is put into the pump strainer basket whenever the pool water clarity needs improving. The L'Block will last up to a week and leaves the polymeric clarifier in the pool water for up to a month. Each cube treats up to 12,500 gallons. 

BUY GOLDIFLOC TABLETS
Place one small tablet in the pump basket, as the tablet dissolves the fine powder settles on the sand bed of your filter. First class at clearing cloudy water quickly. 18 tablets will treat 180,000 gallons.
(Aluminum Sulphate)

BUY GRANULAR FLOC
This product is very similar to the Goldifloc tablets, applied in much the same way as the tablets, pour a small amount of the granules into the skimmers to improve the filters performance. The granules do offer one advantage, for pools that are very cloudy removing the particles via the filter can take time. So for pools that are in a very cloudy condition, pour in as a solution, mix thoroughly in the pool water and switch the pool filtration off for 12 hours. When you return to the pool all the debris will be on the pool floor ready to be vacuumed to waste.

Contact us for more information.

Back to top


BUY Bromine Tablets
Halobrom is one of the most effective and safe methods for preventing bacteria algae growth. The disinfection and algae control are effected by the active bromine released by Halobrom into the pool water. The Bromine kills the germs, algae and viruses without the unpleasant side effects associated with various Chlorine-based chemicals used for the same purpose. Halobrom, when used as directed, causes less skin and eye irritation than Chlorine products and treated water does not have the unpleasant smell caused by Chlorine products.

Halobrom does not generate explosive gases and does not support combustion. It is safe both in storage and in use. Applying Halobrom to the pool requires simple equipment, which functions well with any good filtration system. It does not require additional pumps or additional energy consumption. It is easy to use, requires less special handling and as it has little effect on the pH of the water, it requires less pH corrections. Halobrom is highly effective, safer to use and with less irritating side effects. It has been tested and proven for over 15 years.

Instructions for use
Halobrom tablets are preferably introduced into the pool by means of a dispenser or Brominator but can also be introduced by a floating device or the pool skimmer. It is essential to use a brominator that is of an appropriate size to the dimensions of the specific pool and is operated according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The Brominator should be filled and the Halobrom level should be checked frequently. Normally it will require replenishment once a week. The Halobrom tablets are dissolved, and the active Bromine is released by the water flowing through the Brominator. The quality of Bromine in the pool (the Bromine residue) is measured in parts per million (ppm) by means of readily available test kits. These reveal simply and quickly the pH level and the Bromine residue. The test kit should be used daily.

Contact us for more information.


Algaecides
BUY CLEAR N’ CLEAN
Algaecides are primarily added to aid the sanitiser in preventing algae growth. Whilst this product alone will not guarantee that algae will not grow it certainly will save you money on other chemicals. One treatment lasts up to six months. For winter use one dose will keep the pool algae free.
(One Ltr treats 5400 gallons)

Contact us for more information.

Back to top



HOME  |  HOT TUBS & SPAS  |  SWIMMING POOLS  |  SAUNAS  |  ACCESS & SECURITY  |  SHOP ONLINE  |  ABOUT US  |  DOWNLOADS  |  TESTIMONIALS
FAQ’S   |  BEST SELLERS  |  WHAT’S NEW?  |  SPECIAL OFFERS  |  GALLERY  |  SHOWROOM  |  CONTACT US

CAW (Group) Limited © 2011  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

James White is a trading name of CAW (Group) Limited registered in UK number 08775435.
GB VAT Number 176900686
BISHTA & SPATA approved
The UK's premier wet leisure company
James White Pools - Est. 1970