Below are two lists of frequently asked questions that will be helpful for any questions related to any Pool Frog chemicals that need to be added to your Pool Frog system and their functionality. Find more answers to your questions by viewing all our Pool Frog chemical articles and more in our Pool Frog section of our blog.
Pool Frog Chemicals – Common Questions and Answers
Can I use Bromine with your systems?
How often should I shock my pool or spa?
What are the benefits over chlorine for spas?
What other chemicals or products should I use?
What pool equipment affects my sanitizer product?
- The pump: Ideal gallons per minute are 20-60 gpm (gallon per minute). Pools over 80 gpm should use a special installation.
- The filter: If it is clogged, circulation through the sanitizer product will be poor. Return fittings: If back-pressure is not within 4-8 psi, over or under chlorination will occur. Change the return jet eyeball size to correct this.
- An in-floor cleaner: These cause pressure spikes in the plumbing that could result in cap cracks or over-chlorination. Special installations are required for this.
What products are not compatible with Frog?
What should my bromine or chlorine reading be?
What type of shock should I use?
What’s the difference between “total” chlorine and “free” chlorine?
Total chlorine is the total amount of chlorine in the water. When chlorine binds up with contaminants it forms a compound called chloramines that are still part of the total but no longer effective. The chlorine that is still active to remove contaminants is known as free. When the chloramine level is higher than the free chlorine level (subtract free number from total), you will need to shock the water.
When should I use a clarifier?
Why does my pool or spa have a strong chlorine smell?
How do I obtain a replacement part?
Should I be concerned about landscaping around my pool?
Yes. Landscaping chemicals often contain nitrates that consume chlorine and make it difficult to maintain the proper sanitation levels. Try to cover the pool when using fertilizers and keep trees or shrubs that lose their leaves as far from the pool as possible.
What causes Algae?
What causes cloudy water/haze?
What causes colored water?
Colored water results either from algae blooming or the oxidation of metals in the water. Algae come in a variety of colors (green, yellow, black or pink) and can be found on the surface of the water or the pool itself. Brown or reddish stains are most likely from metal stains like iron, copper or magnesium. This can happen if the pH is off or if high metallic water is super chlorinated.
What impact do weather conditions have on my pool?
Weather affects the chlorine level in the pool as well as the pH. Hot weather will increase the water temperature, which causes the chlorine to be consumed more quickly. Cool weather will result in no chlorine demand. Rain is often acidic which can drive your pH down. Always check the water balance after it rains.
What is the best method to remove a tight cap?
Why do I have foam in my spa?
The biggest culprit is detergent residue on swimming suits, but foaming can also be caused by cosmetics, sun tan lotion, body oils or other organic materials. Some tile and vinyl cleaners may also cause foaming. High pH is another cause. Use a de-foamer to help get rid of any foam.
If there are anymore questions about Pool Frog Troubleshooting that you don’t see answers to in our blog, please feel free to give us a call or contact King Technology Customer service department at 800-222-0169.
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