J.H. Cockerell Consulting Engineers

Pool Water Chemical Treatment

A disinfectant is used in pool water to prevent the transmission of infection to bathers. Other chemicals are added to pool water mainly to improve the efficiency of the disinfectant.

Pool Water Disinfection

For disinfection to be effective, pool water needs to be clear and free from suspended material which could provide shelter for microorganisms from the disinfectant. There are many ways to disinfect pool water, including the following:-

  • Chlorine-based Disinfectants
    • Chlorine Gas
    • Sodium Hypochlorite
    • Calcium Hypochlorite
    • Chlorinated Isocyanurates
    • Chlorine Dioxide
  • Bromine-based Disinfectants
  • Ozone
  • Ultraviolet Radiation (UV)

Experience is required to select the correct disinfectant solution for a pool.