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Astral Swimming Pool Parts Diagrams has been updated with five new products, Including Astral Multiport Valves. Please call 954-442-1066

Updated: June 14, 2016

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Recent Events:

Whitefly Invasion

demo The Whitefly arrived in Florida in 2009. Today it is found from the Florida Keys to the Palm Beaches. Areas infested leave a "honeydew-like" like film on pools that rapidly depletes chlorine. A favorite host to the white fly is the coconut palm, often found near pools. If you are experiencing rapid chlorine depletion that cannot be explained by any other means, contact you pool professional.

Updated: August 2014

Spa Disinfectants

Chemical Disinfectants used in Spas present additional challenges, in particular heat. Chlorine is not a choice sanitizer for spas as it easily dissipates from the spa at higher temperatures.

Property
Chlorine
Bromine
Ozone
Typical Forms Tri-Chlor Tablets Tablets Gas
Spa Applications Dichlor Powder 1 & 2 Step Bromine Salts Generated On Site
Active Ingredient Hypochlorous Acid Hypobromous Acid Free Radicals
Proper Amount (ppm) 1-3* 2-4*  
  2-4** 4-6**  
Most Effective pH 7.2-7.6 7.2-8.2 7.2-8.2
Lasting residual yes yes No
Easy to Measure yes yes yes
Requires Other Disinfectants No No yes
Requires Shocking yes yes No
Affects Balance yes Yes No
Application Methods Feeders Feeders Ozone Generator
  Hand Feed Hand Feed    On Pump

* Residential
**Commercial

Links to Other Water Chemistry Topics

Calcium Deposits

Chlorine Products

Glossary of Chemical Terms

Potassium Monopersulfate

Saturation Index

Spa Disinfectants

Water Testing