Liquid chlorine is useful if you have a chlorinator or automatic chlorine dispenser. This automatic treatment device diffuses chlorine into the pool water to disinfect it. But how much liquid chlorine should you add, and how often to add liquid chlorine to the pool?
First, know that it’s not ideal for providing a specific number in gallons for all types of pools due to the varying size. However, you’ll need about 52 to 100 oz of liquid chlorine for every 10000-gallon of water.
In the rest of the article, we’ll tell you how many chlorine gallons for the pool would be efficient for everyday sanitization or shock chlorination.
What is Chlorine Used for in Water?
With the first beautiful days of spring, you got to discover that there is less to enjoy in the summer. This is when the question of how to clarify the water and leave it in optimal conditions for use usually arises.
Undoubtedly, the indispensable helper for the maintenance of the pool is chlorine. It is a sanitizing chemical that will let you cool off from the heat in safe and sanitized water. Chlorine is usually available in tablets, granules/powder, and liquid form.
The liquid form is the most dangerous chemical-wise, and the application and dosage process must be deliberate, mathematical, and done with care. This is why in the rest of the article, we will show you how to use liquid chlorine and how to dose the pool with it.
Use of Chlorine in the Pool: the Recommended Dose
To carry out the maintenance of both large and small pools, water chlorination is an essential factor since it allows the correct disinfection of the water.
So that you do not suffer any inconvenience with the chlorine disinfection of the water in your home pool, we suggest you read the following instructions carefully.
The first point that you must take into account is the dose of chlorine that you must apply to the water.
Although it’s hard to specify the amount of gallons to add into the pool, due to the varying size, you’ll need about 52 to 100 oz of chlorine for every 10000-gallon of water.
Liquid chlorine is an 80% sodium hypochlorite solution, with a yield of 1 liter per 20,000 liters of water. You must apply it daily.
When to Add Chlorine to the Pool?
You should add chlorine to the pool if you’ve seen signs of algae growth in the pool. You may also want to chlorinate your pool after it’s used heavily. The best time to add chlorine to the pool is at night, especially when it’s unstabilized.
How much liquid chlorine per liter of pool water?
It is an infinitely small amount; per liter of water, you need just one drop of liquid chlorine or the equivalent of 0.05 milliliters.
What’s the quantity of liquid chlorine for a 5000-liter pool?
Apply 250 milliliters of chlorine daily to maintain a 5,000-liter pool.
How much liquid chlorine does a 10,000-liter pool hold
A 10,000-liter pool needs 500 milliliters of chlorine daily.
Best Way to Add Chlorine to Pool
The best way to add chlorine to your pool is by pouring it into the deep end and running the pool pump. Nighttime, when there’s no sunlight, is also the best time to add chlorine to the pool.
What you’ll need
- Filter pump
- pH and chlorine test kit
- Liquid chlorine
- Chlorine dispenser (automatic chlorine dispenser)
Do not forget that you must keep all these maintenance products for your pool out of the reach of children.
Chlorinate your pool in 5 easy steps
- If you are in the period of using the pool, as is logical and for safety, ask bathers to leave the facility.
- Add the chlorine to the chlorine dispensers.
- Let the filtration system work.
- Depending on whether you use shock chlorine or slow chlorine, you must follow the supplier’s instructions before using the pool water again. The use of liquid chlorine requires the use of protective equipment such as goggles and protective gloves.
- Next, test the water with the pH and chlorine test kit.
The chemical balance
This is a fundamental aspect that you must take into account since the state of the water and the effectiveness of the chlorine in it depend on it. As you may already know, the pH indicates the acidity of the water. The recommended pH is between the levels of 7.2 and 7.6.
For example, when placing the pH meter, that is, the device with which you can measure the acidity of the water, it gives you a value less than 7, it is indicating that the water is acidic and is not suitable for use.
For greater safety, and for your peace of mind, it is recommended that you measure the pH of the water every week to avoid any type of skin or eye conditions of those who use the pool.
In addition, with the weekly control, you will ensure that the use of chlorine is effective. A pH lower or higher than the recommended values can cause the cancellation of its action.
Therefore, you would be wasting the product, losing money, and above all, the water would be getting dirty again.
Maintenance tips to enjoy crystal clear water
Is it necessary to leave the filtering system running for 24 hours? No.
Is it necessary to start the filtering system at night (hours without activity)? No.
So how should we proceed?
The filter duration must correspond to 50% of the water temperature. For 26°C, during the day you have to let the filtering system work for 13 hours. No more is needed!
On the contrary, a shock treatment is best carried out at night. If you have poured too much chlorine into your pool, use the stabilizer to rebalance the levels.
It All Depends on Your Needs and Pool Size
Today, there is a wide range of chlorine forms for use in the pool, the most common being liquid and tablets. The amount of chlorine per gallon of pool water varies depending on the water chlorination you want for your pool.
However, for every 10,000 gallons of pool water, 50 to 100 ounces of liquid chlorine is a good range. If you’re shock chlorinating, you’ll need around 2 gallons of liquid shock chlorine for every 10,000 gallons.