Pool & Spa
Monitoring Pool Chemistry
Swimming is a popular activity, especially during the summer months. When the crowds start arriving to escape the heat, swimming pools become increasingly contaminated. Bathers transfer sweat, dirt, oils, and sunscreen into the pool water, impacting pool chemistry. Other contaminants emerge from the surrounding setting, like leaves and insects.
Contaminants may be categorized as physical, chemical, or biological. Physical contaminants, which are visible to the naked eye, are filtered out by a mechanical system. Chemical contaminants, such as the compounds found in sweat and sunscreen, are oxidized by chlorine. Chlorine is also used to destroy biological contaminants such as microorganisms living in the pool. Some examples of these microorganisms can be algae and disease-causing pathogens.
The condition of the pool water declines as contaminant particle load increases. Odor, discoloration, and algae growth may arise if contamination is not properly addressed. Moreover, contamination by pathogens can cause infections and irritation for bathers in the pool. To ensure that the pool water remains clean and safe, it is important to maintain adequate chlorine levels as well as a high functioning filtration system.
Why is it important to monitor pH and ORP?
Monitoring pH and ORP is critical to maintaining safe, clean pool water chemistry. Key benefits include:
Ensures bather comfort and water cleanliness
Verifies sanitization activity of chlorine
Reduces damage to pipes due to corrosion at low pH
Automatically controls and adjusts chlorine and other chemicals
Swimming Pool pH Sensors
Sensorex has a broad range of sensors and other products for keeping the water in your pool and spa safe and clean.