The chemistry of chlorine in pools: Keeping water safe, clear, and safe

Water has long been considered one of the most vital molecules on earth. As a strong polar solvent, water can dissolve almost anything from sugar to solid rock.

Likewise, chlorine has a long history of effectively killing a wide range of dangerous germs. In fact, it has been used for well over 100 years to make the water in many communities safe, clean, and clear.

The reactive power of chlorine as a disinfectant is a result of its ability to bond with and destroy bacteria and viruses. Today, more than ever, chlorine has been called into duty during natural disasters, and against the COVID-19 virus, having widespread use both in water and on surfaces.
The amazing properties of water and chlorine work together to create reactions that lead to the destruction of a myriad of harmful germs. Water acts as an ideal carrier for chlorine in certain forms such as sodium hypochlorite. Chlorine undergoes many rapid changes in the process of oxidation, sanitization, and disinfection.

By Pool and Spa Marketing

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