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  • Mahima

    June 2, 2021 at 5:34 pm
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    To maintain the water hygienic and safe to swim in, swimming pools require chlorine. Chlorine helps to keep the water clean by inhibiting algal development. It protects your pool water from unwanted germs and pathogens by targeting and neutralizing them.

    Chlorine’s charm is found in a simple chemical reaction. Once in your pool water, the chlorine solution breaks down into two important molecules: hypochlorous acid and hypochlorite ion. Both compounds destroy bacteria by targeting and breaking down the lipids in their cell walls, leaving them harmless. While both drugs are effective, hypochlorous acid is significantly quicker. It can oxidize an organism in a matter of seconds. It might take up to 30 minutes for hypochlorite ions to form. Both chemicals are necessary for keeping your pool clean.

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