Pool Chemicals

Pool Chemicals

Pool chemicals are very important in keeping your swimming pool crystal clear and improving your swimming experience.

Using the right chemicals means that your pool is balanced, keeping the pH levels right and eliminating any algae that may be in your pool. Swimmers are also safe from germs, as the right combination of pool cleaner chemicals and balancers will prevent microorganisms from spreading. Everyone can have a great experience without having to worry about their health after a swim.

We always ensure that we offer the highest quality products, so you know you are getting a pool quality you can trust. You can purchase any of our popular Hy-Clor products at Bunnings, making sure the purchase process is quick and easy. Hy•Quality pool chemical products at Hy•Clor.

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Pool Chemical FAQs

Have questions about pool chemicals? Get the Hy•Quality advice you need below.

How long do you have to wait to swim after adding chemicals?2023-01-16T14:12:59+11:00

You should wait at least 30 minutes after adding chemicals in the pool before swimming.

How do you put chemicals in a pool for the first time?2023-01-16T14:12:47+11:00

When adding pool chemicals for the first time, ensure you add them one at a time with 30-minute intervals in between. Use your pool brush to distribute and ensure your filtration is running to circulate the chemicals. After 8 hours, retest the pool to ensure it is properly balanced and repeat the process if necessary.

What order do I add pool chemicals?2023-01-16T14:12:31+11:00

Adding chemicals to your pool in the correct order is very important as adding them all at once can cause a dangerous chemical reaction or possibly an explosion. You should never mix your chemicals together and to start with you should first conduct a water test to ascertain which chemicals are required.

Start by balancing your pool if required, by adjusting the total alkalinity. Once this is complete, ensure your pH levels are in the desired range of 7.2- 7.6 by adding either dry acid or soda ash to the pool. Next, adjust the calcium hardness levels so that it sits between 200-400ppm then add stabiliser (cyanuric acid). A stabiliser commonly known as pool sunscreen protects the pool’s chlorine from the sun’s UV rays. Stabiliser levels should be between 30-50ppm.

Once you get your pool balanced the next step is to add your chlorine in the form of liquid, granular or tablet. In salt pools, it can be generated by a saltwater chlorinator.

Shocking the pool is a common practice after rain or heavy bather loads by super chlorinating the pool to kill bacteria and prevent algae growth.

Algaecides should always be added to the pool after you shock it. Depending on the severity of the algae, there are different types and strengths of algaecides you can use.

Lastly, add a clarifier to bind the fine particles in your pool so they can be captured by the pool filter, restoring the pool back to its sparkling best.

How do I manage pool chemicals?2023-01-16T14:11:19+11:00

Pool chemicals should always be stored in cool/dry environments and kept upright and in their original containers to avoid leaks. Incompatible chemicals should be separated by at least three metres, or a solid barrier is required. Fire risk pool chemicals need to be separated from each other (including oxidisers and flammable liquids) and from combustible materials such as paints and cardboard packaging.

What chemicals do I need for my pool?2023-01-16T14:11:05+11:00

To keep your pool balanced, you should first conduct a water test to determine the required chemicals you need to keep your pool water healthy and sparkling. The most commonly used pool chemicals are:

Chlorine is a sanitiser that kills bacteria and controls the growth of algae and is available as liquid, granular or tablets. It can also be produced by a salt chlorinator.

Balancing chemicals
The key areas to balancing the pool are total alkalinity, pH, calcium hardness and cyanuric acid.

Shock treatment
This is the process of adding chemicals (usually chlorine) so your pool is healthier for swimming. Commonly referred to as super chlorinating the pool, Hy-Clor has a SuperShock that is specifically used to shock the pool.

Used to kill and prevent the growth of algae in pools. Algae is the result of unbalanced pool water and depending on the severity and type of algae, there is a range of algaecides you can use to eliminate and prevent the growth of algae.

Clarifiers bind fine particles together so they can be captured in the pool filter and restore the pool water to its sparkling best.

Questions About Pool Chemicals?

If you’d like to find out more about our range of quality pool chemicals, get in touch with our expert team. We can let you know more about the pool chemicals we have on offer and work with you to create a bespoke solution for your pool.


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