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My eyes and nose are irritated and there is a strong chlorine odor.... What to do?

How do I know if there is a problem due to insufficient chlorine dosage?

My eyes and nose are itching

An inadequate chlorine dosage and/or a poorly adjusted pH can cause irritation.

The water strongly smells of chlorine

A too low chlorine level does not allow organic matter to be fully oxidised, which results in the formation of chloramines.

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Turbid water

Step by step

  1. Adjust the TA value

    The ideal TA value of pool water is between 80-120 mg/l, which ensures a stable pH value. Check the TA value with Quicktest pH/Cl/TA test strips, and if necessary adjust it to the ideal value. Product recommendation > QuicktestPooltester Electronic

  2. Perform a shock chlorination

    with Chlorifix® , Chloriklar® or Chloryte® to neutralize all microorganisms and particles responsible for the formation of chloramines. Product recommendation > Chlorifix®, Chloriklar®, Chloryte®

  3. Clean and disinfect the sand filter

    Carry out a thorough filter backwash of at least 3 min. Apply a Filterclean Tab in the skimmer and let the circulation pump run for 12 hours. Carry out another filter backwash. 
    For cartridge filters, replace the cartridge or remove and thoroughly clean it. Product recommendation > Filterclean Tab

  4. Increase the fresh water supply

    by carrying out a thorough backwash at least once a week. Regularly apply a Filterclean Tab. Clean or replace the cartridge filter on a regular basis. Product recommendation > Filterclean Tab

  5. Flocculation & turbidity removal

    Place a Superflock Plus flocculation cartridge in the skimmer and let the circulation pump run for 24 hours. Superflock Plus removes finest particles and ensures crystal clear water (only applicable in filters with sand or filter glass) 
    For cartridge filters, apply Superklar, a liquid clarifiyer. Product recommendation > Superflock Plus, Superklar

  6. Enjoy your pool
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